Ironically, a separate study also found that the number of gay couples adopting children has nearly tripled over the last decade. Nearly 22,000 same-sex couples adopted in 2009, significantly higher than the approximately 6,500 who adopted children in 2000.
A 7-year-old Colorado boy who dresses and identifies as a girl was turned away by a local Girl Scouts of America troop. Girl Scouts of Colorado later issued a statement about the group's inclusivity, saying it is working to better support transgender kids interested in being a part of the organization.
Children growing up in LGBT families are twice as likely to live in poverty as those being raised in a home with heterosexual parents, says a study released earlier this week. The comprehensive report also analyzes the effects of legal and social inequalities on LGBT families while suggesting policy changes that would strengthen these family units.
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