Latinos/as in 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 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. The study also shows that more than half of California’s 27,858 Latino/a same-sex couples are raising some 33,000 children and are struggling with some of the same economic difficulties as other Latino/a families in the state.