Gary Gates of the Williams Institute Comments on Growth in Non-traditional Families in California in Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle Articles

June 24, 2011 -- Gary Gates, a senior research fellow at UCLA Law’s Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy​, commented on U.S. Census data showing an increase in non-traditional families in California. His commented appear in Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle articles.

Gary J. Gates, a researcher at the Williams Institute within the UCLA School of Law, noted that many of the state's sharper increases in the documenting of gay households came in socially conservative regions, such as the Coachella Valley, rather than in the gay enclaves of San Francisco or West Hollywood.

"In some sense, you're capturing the size of the closet," Gates said.

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