TEXAS

This page contains state-specific research for the state of Texas:

Census Snapshot: 2010

Same-sex couples per 1,000 households by census tract (adjusted)

  • Same-Sex Couples in Texas: A demographic summary

    By Gary J. Gates
    September 2014
     
    Based on the Census 2010, there are 46,401 same-sex couples living in Texas. The majority of same-sex couples are female (52%). More than one in five same-sex couples in the state (23%) are raising children under age 18 in their homes. More than 10,860 same-sex-couple households in the state are raising nearly 18,700 children. Nearly one in three individuals in same-sex couples who are members of racial or ethnic minorities (31%) are raising a child under age 18, compared to 20% of their White counterparts. The median annual household income of same-sex couples with children under age 18 in the home is slightly lower than the median annual household income of comparable different-sex married couples ($73,005 versus $73,429).

     
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  • Estimating the Economic Boost of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Texas

    By E.G. Fitzgerald, Christy Mallory, M.V. Lee Badgett
    July 2014
     
    Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Texas would generate an estimated $181.6 million in spending to the state economy. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the most recent data available, 46,401 same-sex couples live in Texas. Of those couples, the Institute estimates that 50 percent (23,200 couples) would choose to marry in the first three years. Over 14,848 marriages would occur in the first year alone, and bring up to $116 million in revenue to the state of Texas that year.

     
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  • Administrative Impact of Adding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Texas’s Employment Non-Discrimination Law

    By Christy Mallory & M.V. Lee Badgett
    December 2012
     
    Texas law does not prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Based on data from the U.S. Census, it is estimated that approximately 431,095 LGBT workers live in Texas. Adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination law would offer protection to these workers, and would have a minimal impact on state agencies and the state budget.

     
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  • The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters

    By Jody L. Herman
    April 2012
     
    Voter ID laws in the following nine states may create substantial barriers for over 25,000 transgender voters in the November 2012 general election: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. All of these states have passed strict photo ID laws and could have them in place before the election season.

     
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  • Texas – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

    Memorandum
    September 2009
     
    This report documents public sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Texas. The report is part of a 15 chapter study that documents a widespread and persistent pattern of unconstitutional discrimination by state governments against LGBT people.

     
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  • Texas - Census Snapshot: 2000

    By Adam P. Romero, Clifford J. Rosky, M.V. Lee Badgett, Gary J. Gates
    January 2008
     
    Demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children based on data from Census 2000.

     
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