Same-sexcohabitants report significantly more intimate partner violence than did opposite-sex cohabitants.

Same-sexcohabitants report significantly more intimate partner violence than did opposite-sex cohabitants.
Among women, 39.2% of the same-sex cohabitants and 21.7 of the opposite- sex cohabitants reported being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked by a marital/cohabiting partner at some time in their lifetime.
Patricia Tjaden & Nancy
Thoennes, U.S. Dep’t of Just., NCJ 181867, Extent, Nature, and
Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National
Violence Against Women Survey, at 30 (2000), available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/181867.htm

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