Williams Institute. A think tank at UCLA Law dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.

The Williams Institute conducts independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. We ensure that facts—not stereotypes—inform laws, policies, and judicial decisions that affect the LGBT community. Learn more about us.

How many same-sex couples are parents?

114,000
raising children under 18

24%
are raising foster or adopted children

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Upcoming Events

20th Anniversary Jazz & Champagne Brunch

Join us in celebrating the work of the Williams Institute with performances by Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Leitham, and Sweet Baby J'ai, with special guest Blu Del Barrio.

January 17, 2021

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

RSVP