Don't Ignore Gay Unions' Social, Economic Impact

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Don't Ignore Gay Unions' Social, Economic Impact

October 23, 2003

Abstract

[USA Today] Like many gay and lesbian policy debates, discussions of same-sex marriage often ignore the social and economic implications for those affected most. Does the public really understand how long lesbians and gay men stay in relationships or how many raise children, pay taxes, and retire without receiving rights given to other Americans who live their lives in the same way and in the same places? Perhaps basic rights would not be denied if basic facts were known.

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