UPDATED: August 1st, 2016
Although gay parenting is becoming more common in American society, same-sex parents and children still face many challenges when it comes to raising their children. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 33% of female same-sex couples and 22% of male same-sex couples had children under 18 living in their households. That figure has been increasing steadily over the years. However, these figures may still under-represent the actual numbers of same-sex parents in the U.S. today.