Economic Issues

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.)

Discriminación social y la salud: El caso del hombre gay Latino y el riesgo del VIH

Entre los hombres gay y bisexuales, uno de los grupos más impactado por el VIH en los Estados Unidos, los hombres de color están especialmente a riesgo.

GAO report: 1,138 federal benefits denied to same-sex couples

This report details all 1,138 benefits same-sex couples are denied where they are not allowed the right to marry.

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.

Income inflation: The myth of affluence among gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are not, as a class, richer than heterosexuals. In some cases, in fact, we appear to earn less than comparable heterosexuals.

Lesbians are women too: A set of fact sheets from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute

Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women of color are minorities within a minority and are significantly disadvantaged when compared to heterosexual women. (Issued in observance of Women's History Month.)

Same-sex marriage in the United States: Focus on the facts

This book, written by Sean Cahill, director of the Task Force’s Policy Institute, provides clear-cut and non-partisan statistical information and data about marriage equality.

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