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

LGBTQ Parenting 2020: Lessons from the Front Lines and the Challenges Ahead

Join us for a conversation among LGBTQ parents, researchers, and law policy experts to discuss the joys and challenges of LGBTQ parenting in 2020.

October 28, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT

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