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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:40 PM

Gay Couples More Likely To Be Interracial Or Inter-Ethnic (2010 Census Analysis)

A new analysis of 2010 U.S. Census data has found that same-sex couples are more likely to be interracial or inter-ethnic compared to their heterosexual counterparts.

Analyzed by the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, "Same-Sex Couples In Census 2010: Race And Ethnicity" found that 20.6 percent, or more than one in five same-sex couples, were interracial or inter-ethnic, compared with 18.3 percent of straight unmarried couples, and 9.5 percent of straight married couples.

Among the study's other interesting findings: those same-sex couples which included a racial or ethnic minority were also more likely to be raising children, and the number of same-sex couple-led households increased at a faster rate between 2000 and 2010 compared to that of married or unmarried heterosexual households.

"This is our first 2010 glimpse of the racial and ethnic compositions of U.S. households headed by couples, including same-sex couples, Gary Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar at UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, said in an email statement. "The new Census data help provide a fuller picture of the diversity within the LGBT community."


Link here.

Link to full report (.pdf) here.

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Duncan Grant Apr 2012 OP
dbackjon Apr 2012 #1
yardwork Apr 2012 #6
dbackjon Apr 2012 #9
closeupready Apr 2012 #2
dickthegrouch Apr 2012 #3
dbackjon Apr 2012 #10
Fearless Apr 2012 #4
mitchtv Apr 2012 #5
yardwork Apr 2012 #7
beyurslf Apr 2012 #8
Creideiki Apr 2012 #11

Response to Duncan Grant (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:46 PM

1. Inter-racial gay coupled here ;)

White-Hispanic

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:53 PM

6. Hey, me too!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:49 AM

9. Nice :)

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Response to Duncan Grant (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:50 PM

2. Dating another white guy has

always seemed too much like incest to me. Which I know is just me, since most gay white men date other gay white men, and don't think of it like that.

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Response to Duncan Grant (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:13 PM

3. White and Asian here

Although the Asian is the citizen and the white, the immigrant. I think we'd have trouble in Arizona

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:53 AM

10. Nah - Gubner and Sherriff like the Asians, since they are smart

And we are full of Canuckians, white immigrants are A-OK


My softball team (gay, of course ) is a rainbow - Hispanics, Asian, Black, White. Only non-citizen is a Canuck - so he gets teased about being the illegal (has green card)

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Response to Duncan Grant (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:47 PM

4. Oh the horror!!11!!



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Response to Duncan Grant (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:52 PM

5. anglo and hispanic in this house

both american

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Response to mitchtv (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:54 PM

7. It turns out that we're all in Anglo-Hispanic pairings here? lol!

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Response to Duncan Grant (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:56 AM

8. single white guy here but can't remember the last time i dated a white guy.

white guys? ewww!

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Response to Duncan Grant (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:31 PM

11. I'm white. My partner is Pacific Islander.

I think the faster rate of increase has to do with us feeling more comfortable reporting to the census as one household (financial unit) instead of "roommates".

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