High Court Case Brings out Data on Gays, Lesbians
Byline: Carol Morello The Washington Post
A few salient facts are known about the Americans whose lives might be changed by a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected this summer.
About one in five gay and lesbian couples is raising children younger than 18. One in 10 men with a male partner or spouse is a military veteran. As many as 6 million Americans, roughly 2 percent of the population, have a parent who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
These nuggets of demographic insight into same-sex couples were contained in an amicus brief filed in connection with cases before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Californias gay marriage ban and the Defense of Marriage Act.
A decade ago, such precise statistics were impossible to come by. Even now, many of the numbers commonly used to shape government policies are, for gays and lesbians, …
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Publication information: Article title: High Court Case Brings out Data on Gays, Lesbians. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: March 3, 2013. Page number: 2. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2013 Gale Group.
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