A new University of New Hampshire study has found that coupled gay men earn 23% less than married straight men and about 9% less than unmarried but coupled straight men. The study was based on data on 91,000 couples found from the 2004 US census. From Reuters:
"It was surprising to see how consistent it was that gay men tended to be more discriminated against in traditionally heterosexual male dominated professions -- blue collar, labor, and management too," researcher Bruce Elmslie, professor of economics at UNH, told Reuters.
The data did not show any discrepancy between lesbians and straight women, meaning that straight men earn more.
Good information to know just in case someone around you is still under the impression that we're all living the rich and fabulous life. Most of us aren't, but it's so much more productive of homophobia to make us all out to be rich, powerful oppressors of Regular American Families.