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Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households in the United States: A report from the 2000 Census
Latino same-sex couples are disproportionately affected by anti-LGBT laws and policies.
- The inability to marry prevents individuals from sponsoring a non-citizen same-sex partner for immigration purposes, which disproportionately threatens the stability of Latino same-sex couple families, many with children.
- Latino women in same-sex couples report military service at a disproportionately high rate despite the risk of losing their income and benefits due to the ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual people serving openly.
- Same-sex couple households in which both partners are Hispanic earn over $25,000 less on average per year than white non-Hispanic same-sex couple households.
Hispanic and Latino same-sex families have much to gain from the legal protections of marriage and nondiscrimination protections — and much to lose when states prohibit same-sex marriage and other forms of partner recognition.
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