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Divorce and CP dissolutions increase in Britain with rockier economy

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December 15, 2011

A total of 42,778 same-sex couples in England have entered civil partnerships; only 1,007 of those have sought dissolutions. Of late, however, there has been an upward trend for termination of both same-sex and different-sex couple relationships. From SoSoGay: A new report released by the [British] Office of National Statistics this week has shown that divorce figures in […]

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Social science research on lgbt parenting past, present and future

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November 9, 2011

On Thursday night, the Williams Institute is sponsoring a discussion of lgbt parenting research featuring an international panel of renowned scholars. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC from 6 to 7 pm. Speakers include: Nanette Gartrell (photo) and Henny Bos […]

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The week ahead: November 7, 2011

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November 6, 2011

Tuesday November 8 – Los Angeles – UCLA Professor Mignon Moore, a member of the Williams Institute Faculty Advisory Committee, will discuss her new book, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood Among Black Women, at UCLA Law School Room 1357, 12:15 to 1:30 pm.  Also November 8 – Election day, though not many races […]

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Openly gay men need not apply

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October 24, 2011

The American Journal of Sociology has published a new study that provides direct evidence of patterns of employment discrimination against openly gay men. Most prior studies of job discrimination have utilized either wage studies or surveys in which lgbt persons self-report incidents of discrimination. For this study, the author, AndrĂ¡s Tilcsik, a graduate student at Harvard, sent matched […]

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Census Bureau on same-sex couple households: Read the data, see the movie

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September 28, 2011

The Census Bureau has issued a correction in the numbers of same-sex spouses and same-sex unmarried partners, revising the estimated numbers in the two categories down from 349,377 to 131,729, and from 552,620 to 514,735, respectively. Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar Gary Gates, together with other demographers, concurred in the revision. (Full statement after the jump) That makes a revised […]

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Support for pro-gay speech and gay teachers rises dramatically

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September 22, 2011

According to the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, public support for allowing an "admitted homosexual" to speak or to teach has risen farther and faster than support for any other of the unpopular speech categories that NORC has studied. Allowing an openly gay person to speak has shot up from 62% […]

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