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Census Snapshot: California's Latino/Latina LGB Population

  • Author(s): Ramos, Christopher
  • Gates, Gary J
  • et al.

This report provides a general overview of Latinos/as in same-sex couples as well as the broader Latino/a lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) population in California.

We use data from the 2005/2006 American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, to compare the characteristics of Latino/as in same-sex couples to their different-sex married counterparts. In all cases, when this report describes characteristics of couples, the data source is the ACS. While the ACS provides an excellent source of information about those in same-sex couples, it cannot provide information about the larger Latino/a LGB population since it includes no explicit question about sexual orientation.

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