Asian and Pacific Islanders in Same-Sex Couples in the United States: Data from Census 2000
By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates, Holning Lau
This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that over 38,000 Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in the United States identified themselves as living with a same-sex partner during Census 2000. The study also shows that more than half of the country’s cohabiting API same-sex couples are raising children—over 17,000 children under the age of 18—and that these families face the same economic challenges as other API families in the United States.
*Study published in Amerasia Journal Vol. 32 No. 1.