The Williams Institute
Same-Sex Spouses and Unmarried Partners in the American Community Survey, 2008
- Author(s): Gates, Gary
- et al.
The US Census Bureau release of data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) included the first official estimates for the number of same-sex couples who called one partner a “husband” or “wife”. This report compares these same-sex spousal couples to those who designated a partner as an “unmarried partner”. Comparisons are also made with comparable different-sex couples.