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Poverty in the LGBT Community.

Despite recent advances, a new report published by The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual same-sex couples are at least as likely–and ten times more likely–to be poor than married heterosexual couples. The report also found that denying LGBT people equal access to the institution of marriage, protection from employment discrimination, and other civil rights and family benefits may be contributing to higher poverty rates in the LGBT community than in the general population overall.

In its latest issue brief, the Center for American Progress examined the latest data on poverty in the LlGBT community and outlines how the continued expansion of civil rights will help to reduce it.

Read more and download the issue brief at the Center for American Progress.

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