Black Same-Sex Couples in California: Data from Census 2000
By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates
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. The study also shows that more than half of California’s black same-sex couples are raising children–over 5,100 children under 18–and that these families face the same economic difficulties as other black families in the State.