CENSUS: Gay Couples More Likely To Be Interracial, Multiethnic Than Straights


Data from the 2010 U.S. Census indicates there’s a higher rate of racial and ethnic diversity among same-sex couples than heterosexual pairings, according to a study from the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute.
The report also indicated that couples that include a racial or ethnic minority are more likely to be raising children—A third of gay couples with at least one Hispanic partner are raising children.
“This is our first 2010 glimpse of the racial and ethnic compositions of U.S. households headed by couples, including same-sex couples,” said the Williams Institute’s Gary Gates. “The new Census data help provide a fuller picture of the diversity within the LGBT community.”