Gary Gates of the Williams Institute Discusses Access to Health Care Benefits for Same-Sex Couples in New York Times Article

July 27, 2011 -- Gary Gates, a senior research fellow with UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, is quoted in a New York Times article about a federal government study of same-sex couples' access to health care benefits.​

Gary Gates, a demographer at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the data collection “reflects contemporary reality of what constitutes a compensation package.” It will also allow researchers to track whether laws on same-sex marriage affect the availability of domestic partner benefits.

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A Reuters article about New York’s marketing campaign to attract same-sex weddings also cites research by the Williams Institute estimating the economic boost to the Massachusetts economy during that state's first five years of legalized gay marriage.