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London, Hoy examine same-sex sexuality and divorce risk in new study

Feb 3, 2021

Same-Sex Sexuality and the Risk of Divorce: Findings from Two National Studies

Andrew S. London & Aaron Hoy

Journal of Homosexuality, February 2021

Andrew S. London

Andrew S. London


"Same-Sex Sexuality and the Risk of Divorce: Findings from Two National Studies," co-authored by Professor Andrew London and Aaron Hoy '14 M.A. (Soc)/'18 Ph.D. (Soc), was published in the Journal of Homosexuality. London and Hoy use data from the 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS) and the 2011–2013 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to examine the likelihood of divorce among the once-married. Specifically, among those who are or were married once and only once to a person of a different sex, they ask whether the components of same-sex sexuality—desire/attraction, behavior, and identity—are associated with an increased risk of divorce, net of demographic and early-life controls. 02/03/21