BALTIMORE - The Williams Institute recently released a report listing Baltimore in the top 15 Metro Areas of same-sex couples raising children under 18.
Williams Scholar, Gary Gates found that 24.8% of same sex couples are currently raising children under 18.
Using data from the American Community Survey, the research also found that "Black or Latino gay couples are not only twice as likely as whites to be raising children, but also more likely than their white counterparts to be struggling economically."
“This report demonstrates what we have long known. Same sex couples have the same joys as concerns as everyone else,” said Morgan Meneses-Sheets, Executive Director of Equality Maryland. “The difference is that gay and lesbian couples and their families are deprived of the critical safety-net that comes with marriage.”
“Same-sex couples have similar worries as other couples, like making ends meet or the possibility of losing a job. We want to be there for one another in good times as well as in tough times, “added Ms. Meneses-Sheets.
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