Reports & Research

Leaving our children behind: Welfare reform and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community

Report Type: 
December 09, 2001

Welfare reform privileges families headed by married heterosexual couples, and disproportionately hurts:

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families;
  • Single-parent families;
  • Unmarried heterosexual families;
  • Black and Latino families.

Welfare reform will cause millions of children to be denied access to basic benefits and services that they need for a happy and healthy childhood.

All American families should be supported by government social policy.