Same-Sex Partners: The Social Demography of Sexual Orientation

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Book
ISBN 10
079147609X 
ISBN 13
9780791476093 
Category
LGBTQ+  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2009 
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Pages
239 
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A demographic portrait of gay and lesbian couples who live together in committed relationships.Addressing the lack of understanding regarding the lives of same-sex couples, this book examines the sociodemographic characteristics of partnered gay men and lesbians. The authors draw on U.S. census data to present quantitative analyses of topics pertaining to gay men and lesbians that have previously been relatively unexamined or assessed mainly through qualitative studies. They explore where gay men and lesbians live, why they choose those residences, income inequality, occupations, dimensions of family attachments, relationship commitments, and family structures. The census data allows the authors to provide a more detailed representation of many of the essential features in the lives of gay men and lesbians compared to those of married and cohabiting heterosexuals. In certain cases, the data and analyses reinforce current stereotypes, while in other cases they challenge preexisting beliefs. Ultimately, this book provides a foundation for future research, policy, law, and understanding regarding gay men and lesbians. - from Amzon 
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