Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

New study of gay marriage from Census data

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 03, 2009 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, same-sex marriage, US Census data

First of its kind: a demographic analysis, based on new Census Bureau data, comparing statistics on married same-sex couples, unmarried same-sex couples, and married different-sex couples.

The Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA Law issued a report today analyzing newly released data from the US Census Bureau. The study examines data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS).

For the first time, the Census Bureau has released data in which same-sex couples who refer to one another as "husband" or "wife" are differentiated from those who refer to one another as "unmarried partners." This study is the first to examine the difference and similarities among same-sex couples and married different-sex couples in the ACS.


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