Gary Gates of the Williams Institute Discusses Census Data and Same-Sex Households in Washington Post Article

August 21, 2011 -- Gary Gates, a senior research fellow with UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy​, discussed Census figures regarding same-sex households in Washington, D.C. His comments appear in a Washington Post article.

That most of the city’s same-sex couples are male is unusual, said Gary J. Gates, a Williams Institute scholar. “Most states have been majority female couples. I don’t think any of them are majority male,” he said. “That’s a big difference.” It also contributes, he said, to a lower-than-average rate of child-rearing couples — the nationwide average runs higher than 20 percent.

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