Gary Gates of the Williams Institute Cited in New York Times Article on Same-Sex Parenting

January 19, 2011 -- Gary Gates, a demographer at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, is cited in a New York Times article on same-sex parenting in the South.

In addition, the data show, child rearing among same-sex couples is more common in the South than in any other region of the country, according to Gary Gates, a demographer at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gay couples in Southern states like Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are more likely to be raising children than their counterparts on the West Coast, in New York and in New England.

The pattern, identified by Mr. Gates, is also notable because the families in this region defy the stereotype of a mainstream gay America that is white, affluent, urban and living in the Northeast or on the West Coast.

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