Reports & Research

2000 Census and same-sex households: A user's guide

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September 30, 2002

The 2000 Census shows us:

  • Same-sex couples live in more than 99 percent of all U.S. counties.
  • There are 600,000 same-sex households.
  • By documenting these households, we can better advocate for and protect our families.

With right-wing politicians pushing marriage initiatives and blaming unmarried and single-parent families for a wide range of social ills, it is crucial that we document the many stable and healthy same-sex couples and families that exist in the United States.