LGBT Parents: 2010 Census
According to the recent research brief published by Gary Snyder on February 12, 2013 published by the Williams Institute:
“Parenting of biological, adopted, and step children among same-sex couples raising children, Census 2010 estimates show that more than 111,000 same-sex couples (17%) are raising nearly 170,000 biological, step, or adopted children. Among female couples, nearly 24% are raising a biological, adopted, or step child compared to 10% of male couples (see Figure 3).
Census 2010 figures show that same-sex couples who consider themselves to be spouses are more than twice as likely to be raising biological, step, or adopted children when compared to same-sex couples who say that they are unmarried partners. Among the same-sex couples who consider themselves to be spouses, 31% (more than 41,000 couples) are raising biological, step, or adopted children under age 18 compared to 14% (nearly 70,000 couples) of same-sex couples who consider themselves to be unmarried partners (see Figure 3).
Nearly 35% of female spousal couples and 28% of male spousal couples are raising biological, step or adopted children. For unmarried partners, the estimates are 21% and 5%, respectively.
Same-sex couples are more likely than their different-sex counterparts to have children who are not identified as biological or step-children of the spouses or partners. This includes adopted children, foster children, other related children like siblings and grandchildren, and non-related children.”
To read the full report, go to http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/LGBT-Parenting.pdf
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