Fact Sheet Gay and Lesbian Families in the Census: Couples With Children
Gary Gates, Urban Institute
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96 percent of all U.S. counties have at least one same-sex couple with children under 18 in the household, Census 2000 reveals. Yet only seven states and the District of Columbia have laws supportive of gay and lesbian couple adoption. More than a third of all U.S. counties (1,082) have a higher proportion of same-sex couples with children than the national average of two per thousand.
Research Areas Families Children and youth Sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
Tags Family structure Child welfare LGBTQ+ equity LGBTQ+ youth LGBTQ+ rights and antidiscrimination