For every dollar a man in a married-opposite-sex couple earns, a woman in a same-sex couple earns $0.79 whereas a man in a same-sex couple earns $0.98.
African American LGBT women in a same-sex couple are three times more likely to be poor than white women in same-sex couples.
15 percent of female same-sex couples raising children live in poverty, compared to 9 percent of married opposite-sex couples with children.
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The same pattern — male couples earning more than female couples — bears out across all races, albeit to different degrees.