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'Typical' California Family Hard to Define

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A young girl is seen through a banner showing same-sex couples.

The Census Bureau released new data today on California families, and it finds that the number of households headed by gays and lesbians has grown six times faster than those headed by opposite-sex couples. The number of unmarried couples living together and raising children, single-parent households and married couples without families is also growing faster than the so-called traditional family.

Host Cy Musiker talks with Gary Gates, a demographer with the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy in Los Angeles.

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