Parenting & Family

Why civil unions are not enough

The federal government alone accords 1,138 benefits and responsibilities based on marital status, not on civil union status.

Grupos familiares de parejas hispanas y latinas del mismo sexo en los Estados Unidos: Un reporte del Censo del 2000

Existen más de 100,000 grupos familiares de parejas hispanas y latinas del mismo sexo nacionalmente. Estas parejas están en desventaja comparadas a los grupos familiares de parejas blancas no hispanas del mismo sexo en términos de educación, ingresos, ser dueños de su propio hogar, incapacidad y estatus de ciudadanía.

Economic benefits of marriage under federal and Massachusetts law

When Massachusetts same-sex couples gained the right to legally marry, they gained access to rights heterosexual couples have had for years.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness

Of the estimated 1.6 million homeless American youth, between 20 and 40 percent are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Homeless LGBT youth are at risk not only on the streets, but in the shelter system as well. (Prereleased to New York City press December 20, 2006.)

Black same-sex households in the United States: A report from the 2000 Census

Proposed state and federal anti-gay marriage amendments will disproportionately harm black same-sex couples and their families.

Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households in Florida: A report from the 2000 Census

There are more than 9,000 Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households in Florida. These families are disadvantaged in terms of education, income, homeownership, disability and citizenship status compared to white non-Hispanic same-sex couple households.

Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households in the United States: A report from the 2000 Census

There are more than 100,000 Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households nationwide. These couples are disadvantaged compared to white non-Hispanic same-sex couple households in terms of education, income, homeownership, disability and citizenship status.

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