Study: Salt Lake City ranks highest in same-sex couples raising children

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SALT LAKE CITY — Researchers at a UCLA think tank say the Salt Lake City metropolitan area ranks highest in the nation for same-sex couples raising children.

Twenty-six percent of same-sex couples in Salt Lake City are raising children, according to a press release issued Monday by The Williams Institute at UCLA.

“The metro areas with the highest percentages of same-sex couples raising children are in states that have a constitutional ban on marriage,” the press release said.

The Williams Institute published separate findings for metropolitan areas with populations above 1 million (including SLC), metropolitan areas with populations below 1 million and individual states.

The State of Utah ranked 13th in the nation for the percentage of same-sex couples raising children. Slightly over 20 percent of same-sex couples in Utah are raising children, according to data provided by The Williams Institute.

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