Same-sex Couples in Census 2010: Race and Ethnicity

By Gary J. Gates
April 2012

Figure 6. Percent of same-sex couples who are interracial or interethnic

Newly released Census 2010 data highlight unique aspects of racial and ethnic diversity within same-sex couples. They are more likely than their different-sex counterparts to be interracial or interethnic and couples that include a racial or ethnic minority are more likely to be raising children. Fully a third of same-sex couples that include an Hispanic partner are raising children.

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