Sinikka Elliott publishes research on union formation among gay and lesbian couples
Submitted by Steve McDonald on 2009-06-02 11:12:41A recent study from Sinikka Elliott, Corinne Reczek, and Debra Umberson shows that gay and lesbian couples are forming long-term, committed relationships, even in the absence of the right to marry. However, couples surveyed for the study overwhelmingly said they would get married if they could in order to secure legal rights - such as retirement and healthcare benefits.
Commitment Without Marriage: Union Formation Among Long-Term Same-Sex Couples
June 2009, Journal of Family Issues
Stephanie Teixeira-Poit elected to the Rural Sociological Society Council
Submitted by Steve McDonald on 2009-06-02 10:59:34Stephanie Teixeira-Poit was elected as a graduate student member of the Rural Sociological Society Council 09-11 by the members of the Rural Sociological Society.