Data defy myths about couples' income, parenting in D.C. area

12/21/2007 | Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.)

Same-sex couples living in the Washington, D.C., area often make less money than their married, opposite-sex counterparts, and are more likely to have children than conventional wisdom would suggest, according to a new report from the University of California's Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation. The data show married couples in the District of Columbia and Maryland out-earn same-sex couples in nine of 16 categories, and that 7.6% of same-sex couples in the district have children under age 18, vs. 1.6% percent of married couples; in Maryland, 21% of same-sex couples report children under 18, compared to 49% of opposite-sex couples.

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