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  • Roughly 2 million children are being raised by LGBT parents.

  • LGBT families live in 96% of counties.

  • Despite 115,000 foster children awaiting permanent homes, LGBT couples in many states are prevented from adopting.

  • US laws are often aimed at married heterosexual couples raising children together however only 22% of house- holds fall under this definition.

  • There are approximately 9 million LGBT adults, and 2.1-2.7 million children have an LGBT parent.

  • While only 9% of married different-sex couples raising children were in poverty among same sex male couples the poverty rate is 21% and among female couples is 20%.

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