Brief Don't Ignore Gay Unions' Social, Economic Impact
Gary Gates
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[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.
Research Areas Families Sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
Tags Family structure LGBTQ+ equity LGBTQ+ rights and antidiscrimination Worker voice, representation, and power
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population