CALIFORNIA

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

Census Snapshot: 2010

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

  • Interactions of Transgender Latina Women with Law Enforcement

    By Frank H. Galvan and Mohsen Bazargan
    April 2012
     
    A new report, funded by the Williams Institute, reveals high levels of reported harassment and assault of Latina transgender women by law enforcement agencies and highlights steps that police departments should take to improve relations with the transgender community. The report is based on interviews with 220 Latina transgender women from the Los Angeles area.

     
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  • HIV Discrimination in Dental Care: Results of a Discrimination Testing Study in Los Angeles County

    By Brad Sears, Christian Cooper, Fariba S. Younai, Tom Donohoe
    December 2011
     
    This study used trained testers to measure the level of HIV discrimination by dentists in Los Angeles County. The findings suggest the need for more targeted education efforts to ensure equal access to dental services for all PLWHA.

     
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  • California – 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 California. 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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  • The Effect of California’s Budget Cuts on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Their Children

    July 2009
     
    California faces a $26.3 million budget shortfall for the approaching fiscal year. In an effort to balance the budget, cuts are likely to some of California’s most vital services and programs including Medi-Cal, the State’s healthcare option for low-income children, families, elderly, and disabled. This research note explores the potential consequence of the severe downsizing or elimination of some of California’s public benefits programs on the often overlooked low-income lesbian, gay, and bisexual population.

     
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  • Census Snapshot: California's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Population

    By Gary J. Gates, Christopher Ramos
    October 2008
     
    This report provides demographic and economic information for the almost 861,000 LGB individuals and 109,000 same-sex couples living in California. We use the 2005/2006 American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, to compare characteristics of same-sex couples to their different-sex married counterparts.

     
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  • Census Snapshot: California's Asian/Pacific Islander LGB Population

    By Gary J. Gates, Christopher Ramos
    October 2008
     
    This report provides a general overview of Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) in same-sex couples as well as the broader API lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) population in California.

     
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  • Census Snapshot: California's Latino/Latina LGB Population

    By Gary J. Gates, Christopher Ramos
    October 2008
     
    This study provides demographic and economic information for the more than 200,000 LGB Latino/a individuals and 52,410 Latinos/as in same-sex couples living in California. The study shows that nearly half of Latinas and 44% of Latinos in same-sex couples in California are raising nearly 25,000 children.

     
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  • Census Snapshot: California's Black LGB Population

    By Gary J. Gates, Christopher Ramos
    October 2008
     
    This report provides a general overview of Black individuals in same-sex couples as well as the broader Black lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) population in California.

     
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  • Research Note: Same-sex Marriages in California

    October 2008
     
    We surveyed California counties in order estimate the number of same-sex couples who have married in the state in the first three months since these marriages were made legal in June, 2008.

     
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  • California - Census Snapshot: 2000

    By Adam P. Romero, Clifford J. Rosky, M.V. Lee Badgett, Gary J. Gates
    August 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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  • Gay and Lesbian Partnership: Evidence from California

    By Christopher Carpenter, Gary J. Gates
    August 2008
     
    Much recent research on sexual minorities has used couples-based samples, which—by construction—provide no information on nonpartnered individuals. We present the first systematic empirical analysis of partnership and cohabitation among self-identified gay men and lesbians using two independent, large, population-based data sources from California.

     
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  • The Impact of Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples on the California Budget

    By Brad Sears, M.V. Lee Badgett
    June 2008
     
    This analysis estimates the impact of the California Supreme Court’s recent decision to extend marriage to same-sex couples on state and local government revenues in California. Using the best data available, we estimate that allowing same-sex couples to marry will result in approximately $63.8 million in revenue for the state of California over the next three years.

     
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  • Brief of Amici Curiae: In re MARRIAGE CASES

    By Brad Sears and Clifford Rosky
    September 2007
     
    for the California Supreme Court's Review of California's Marriage Exclusion Laws

     
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  • HIV Discrimination in Health Care Services in Los Angeles County

    By Brad Sears, Deborah Ho
    World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006
     
    This report presents the results of three studies conducted from 2003 to 2005 measuring HIV-discrimination in health care in Los Angeles County. The studies found that 46% of skilled nursing facilities, 26% of plastic and cosmetic surgeons, and 55% of obstetricians in Los Angeles County would not take any patient who was HIV-positive for any type of service, even when patients were asymptomatic.

     
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  • Testimony by Dr. M.V. Lee Badgett to the California State Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee

    By M.V. Lee Badgett
    April 26, 2006
     
    M.V. Lee Badgett presents testimony on SB 1827, a bill that would allow registered domestic partners in California to use the same income tax filing statuses as married couples use. Estimates suggest that equalizing tax statuses would result in a very small reduction of income tax revenue of approximately $8 million per year, or less than 0.0001 of the state’s roughly $90 billion budget.

     
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  • Race and Ethnicity of Same-Sex Couples in California: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates, Holning Lau
    February 2006
     
    Using data from Census 2000, this report compares demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs), blacks, Latino and Latinas (Latino/as), and whites (defined as white non-Latino/a) in same-sex couples in California.

     
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  • Asians and Pacific Islanders in Same-Sex couples in California: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates
    September 2005
     
    This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that 13,000 Asians/Pacific Islanders in California are part of a same-sex couple. The study also shows that more than half of California's Asian/Pacific Islander same-sex couples are raising almost 5,600 children and are struggling with some of the same economic difficulties as other Asian/Pacific Islander families in the state.

     
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  • Black Same-Sex Couples in California: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates
    September 2005
     
    This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that over 9,500 black men and women in California identified themselves as living with a same-sex partner during Census 2000.

     
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  • Latinos/as in Same-Sex Couples in California: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates
    May 2005
     
    This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that 45,000 Latinos and Latinas in California are part of a same-sex couple. Latino/as account for one in four individuals in same-sex couples in California.

     
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  • Constitutional Analysis of AB 1160: Validity of Due Process Challenges to Legislation Eliminating Gay and Trans Panic Defenses in California

    By R. Bradley Sears and Elizabeth Kukura
    February, 2005
     
    Would a statute that defined sufficient provocation for "sudden quarrel" or "heat of passion" to exclude gay and trans panic defenses violate defendants' due process rights?

     
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