Anti-Gay Laws Lead to Financial Woes for LGBT People: Report

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    Sep 30, 2014 4:42 AM GMT
    Key findings from the report, “Paying an Unfair Price,” include:

    - Same-sex couples raising children made about $10,000 less a year than their heterosexual peers in states banning same-sex marriage, whereas incomes for the two groups were almost at parity in states allowing gay nuptials, according to analysis of 2012 U.S. Census data.

    - Single LGBT adults who have kids are three times more likely to have incomes near the poverty line compared to single heterosexuals raising children.

    - Married or partnered LGBT parents are twice as likely to have household incomes near the poverty line as opposed to married opposite-sex parents.

    - Lesbian couples suffer a double financial hit due to their sexual orientation and the gender wage gap: In 2010, 7.6 percent of lesbian couples were poor compared to 5.7 percent of heterosexual couples and 4.3 percent of gay couples.

    - A study of transgender Americans revealed they were nearly four times more likely to have a household income under $10,000 per year than the overall population (15 percent versus 4 percent).

    -- And 29 percent of gay adults earlier this year said they were thriving financially, compared to 39 percent of heterosexual adults.

    Sources for the report include survey data commissioned by the Center for American Progress; analyses of census data and Gallup polls by the Williams Institute, a think tank focused on LGBT issues; and federal agencies, community-based reports and research published in academic journals.

    “There is a pervasive myth that LGBT people are more affluent than the general population,” said Mushovic of MAP [Movement Advancement Project], adding that instead there was a “very real financial cost” to these policies. “When you’re thinking about anti-LGBT laws, people don’t really understand the real consequences that has on people’s survival, their ability to put food on the table, the ability to pay the rent.”


    Well, DUH, those are exactly the hardships Republicans want to inflict on LGBT. Republicans want us hurt, in every way possible.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/anti-gay-laws-lead-financial-woes-lgbt-people-report-n214506
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    Sep 30, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
    There is a lot missing from such statistics. It may be that single and coupled LGBT people are over represented at both ends of the income scale. Perhaps among very wealthy people and very poor people, LGBT people are over represented.

    It would be interesting to have more thorough statistical studies.
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    Oct 02, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidKey findings from the report, “Paying an Unfair Price,” include:

    - Same-sex couples raising children made about $10,000 less a year than their heterosexual peers in states banning same-sex marriage, whereas incomes for the two groups were almost at parity in states allowing gay nuptials, according to analysis of 2012 U.S. Census data.

    - Single LGBT adults who have kids are three times more likely to have incomes near the poverty line compared to single heterosexuals raising children.

    - Married or partnered LGBT parents are twice as likely to have household incomes near the poverty line as opposed to married opposite-sex parents.

    - Lesbian couples suffer a double financial hit due to their sexual orientation and the gender wage gap: In 2010, 7.6 percent of lesbian couples were poor compared to 5.7 percent of heterosexual couples and 4.3 percent of gay couples.

    - A study of transgender Americans revealed they were nearly four times more likely to have a household income under $10,000 per year than the overall population (15 percent versus 4 percent).

    -- And 29 percent of gay adults earlier this year said they were thriving financially, compared to 39 percent of heterosexual adults.

    Sources for the report include survey data commissioned by the Center for American Progress; analyses of census data and Gallup polls by the Williams Institute, a think tank focused on LGBT issues; and federal agencies, community-based reports and research published in academic journals.

    “There is a pervasive myth that LGBT people are more affluent than the general population,” said Mushovic of MAP [Movement Advancement Project], adding that instead there was a “very real financial cost” to these policies. “When you’re thinking about anti-LGBT laws, people don’t really understand the real consequences that has on people’s survival, their ability to put food on the table, the ability to pay the rent.”


    Well, DUH, those are exactly the hardships Republicans want to inflict on LGBT. Republicans want us hurt, in every way possible.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/anti-gay-laws-lead-financial-woes-lgbt-people-report-n214506


    So why didn't democrats fix the problem when they had control of congress? They got obamacare passed without republican support, democrats could have attached measures for gays to obamacare. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act was attached to obamacare. What do student loans have to do with healthcare other than inappropriate accounting?