Asians and Pacific Islanders in Same-Sex Couples in California

UCLA Williams Project
September 14, 2005
The Williams Project at UCLA School of Law released a new research study showing that over 13,000 Asian/Pacific Islanders (APIs) identified themselves as living with a same-sex partner in California during Census 2000. They constitute over one-third of the 38,200 Asian/Pacific Islanders in same-sex couples identified in the U.S., more than in any other state. The study also shows that more than half of California's API same-sex couples are raising children—over 5,600 children under 18—and that these families face the same economic difficulties as other API families in the State. [PDF]