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Same-sex couples earn less than heterosexual ones, data show

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Rhonda Stubbs holds her 3-year-old daughter Chrystrell, and lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn, N.Y., with her civil union partner Michelle Minthe and their daughters Lamel, 9, and Shabrina, 12. (Photo by Zachary Goelman)

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Researchers at the Williams Institute at UCLA found a large income gap between same-sex couples and married heterosexuals. The gap is even more pronounced among non-white gays and lesbians, who make up 20% of same-sex parents.