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    RG30160
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    This weekend while at a public park, I witnessed an interracial lesbian marriage/commitment ceremony. Two questions: Are interracial couples common in the lesbian community, and how do homosexual couples divorce?

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    Name : RG30160, Gender : F, Race : Black/African American, Age : 27, City : Richmond, State : VA Country : United States, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Val
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    Yes, interracial couples are common among lesbians, probably because we’re already breaking from the norm being lesbians, so we’re more open-minded about dating outside our race, religion or whatever.

    Concerning divorce: Unfortunately, we can do so very easily since our “marriages” aren’t recognized by law. The trickier thing is splitting up mutually owned property.

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    Name : Val, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Lesbian, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Agnostic, Age : 35, City : San Diego, State : CA Country : United States, Occupation : Food server, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Sheila
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    I am sure the percentage of interracial lesbian couples is about the same as heterosexual couples, since gays and lesbians cover the entire world population. As far as divorce, since gays and lesbian cannot legally marry, I guess there is no need to even think about divorce. No legal recourse for anything, no joint ownerhsip without legal papers, no custody rights, no health or death benefits, no marriage license to give credibility to a very beautiful thing. Hmmm.

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    Name : Sheila, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Lesbian, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 49, City : West Palm Beach, State : FL Country : United States, Occupation : Youth director, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, 
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    Tom-L24147
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    I suspect you would find more interracial unions among lesbian and gay male couples than in the U.S. heterosexual population. In general, I think gay people tend to be more open to relationships that violate racial, class, education and financial boundaries. (That does not mean, alas, that you won’t find racist gay people, since racists are found in every group.)

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    Name : Tom-L24147, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Gay, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 55, City : Washington, State : DC Country : United States, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, 
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    M.N.
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    Interracial lesbian couples are probably no more common than interracial straight couples. My girlfriend is a sociology major studying black lesbians, and has found that white lesbians are often as clueless about race issues as white straight women. I am in an interracial lesbian relationship, and sometimes it is difficult to be doubly stigmatized. So, basically, I would disagree with some of the other answers; it’s just as hard to be in an interracial lesbian relationship as it is to be in an interracial straight relationship.

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    Name : M.N., Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Lesbian, Disability : arthritis, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Christian, Age : 22, City : New London, State : CT Country : United States, Occupation : College student, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    stephanie27780
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    Interracial relations in our community tend to be much more open. I am African-American, my babe is Asian (Korean to be exact), and I have had relationships with my own, White (American and English), Mexican, Filipina, Japanese, and Thai. I am more attracted to Asian, but each person is their own. Divorce? If it were legal, then it would be the same.

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    Name : stephanie27780, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Lesbian, Race : Black/African American, Age : 27, City : seattle, State : WA Country : United States, Occupation : Software Engineer, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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