Population Research and Policy Review. First, we provide a brief overview of current research and data on same-sex relationships, distinguishing between studies that examine individuals in same-sex relationships and those that examine same-sex couples i. Advances in theory and research on marriage and family are inherently shaped by the changing contours of family life over time.
Gates and Badgett argued that future research comparing different legal statuses and legal contexts across states will help us better understand what is potentially unique about marriage e.
Recent quantitative studies that have considered the unpartnered as a comparison group have found that those in same-sex relationships report better health than those who are widowed, divorced, or never married Denney et al.
We hope these strategies will inspire scholars to move the field forward in new and innovative ways. Census indicate that aboutsame-sex couples reside in the United States, withof those couples in legal marriages and anotherin some other form of legally recognized partnership Gates, b.
Investment in future data collections will be essential to advancing knowledge on same-sex couples. Challenges and Strategies for Studying Same-Sex Relationships Although current data are characterized by several limitations, this is no reason to avoid the study of same-sex relationships.
LGBT sexuality and families at the start of the twenty-first century.
Researchers could also compare parenthood and relationship experiences in geographic regions that differ on attitudes toward same-sex relationships and families. I submit that all of these arguments fail to make a valid case for objecting SSM and are arguably moralistic cloaks for those who feel disgust at homosexual sex but who have been encouraged to find a more intelligent and persuasive means of persuasion in an increasingly liberal era.
Census same-sex couple data: Adjustments to reduce measurement error and empirical implications. Cheng S, Powell B.
Sampling lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations. Census same-sex couple data: Adjustments to reduce measurement error and empirical implications. Annual Review of Sociology. This forced binary could again represent a wish to find support for a prohibition on homosexuality, rooted in disgust and the othering of homosexuals due to their violation of the heteronormative social order.
Recent quantitative studies that have considered the unpartnered as a comparison group have found that those in same-sex relationships report better health than those who are widowed, divorced, or never married Denney et al. However, all three fail to be convincing on deeper analysis.