Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Report: Inequities Hurts the Children of Gay Parents

An interesting report was released today about gay families. According to "All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families," many kids face hardship over the treatment of the parents.

Here are some key findings:
—Many government safety net programs use definitions of family tied to marital status which may exclude same-sex partners.

—Because of lack of legal recognition for their unions, gay and lesbian parents can face heavier tax burdens, higher costs for health insurance, and diminished financial protections in the event of death or disability.

—When same-sex parents separate, one parent may lose custody or visitation rights, even in cases where he or she had been a child's primary caregiver.
This report will be discussed today in Washington to shed some light on this matter.


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