HuffPost reports gay men around the world receive less paid parental leave than lesbian or heterosexual couples.

Many are left struggling to pay household bills if they opt to spend more time at home with their children. UCLA researchers examined paternity laws in 33 OECD member countries that offer paid leave to new parents.

Gay male couples receive the same time off as different-sex couples in just 12% of those nations. A lot of the differences in leave stem from gender stereotypes where women are the primary caregivers.

Elizabeth Wong, Study Lead Author University of California Los Angeles Lesbian couples received equitable time off in just under 60% of the countries studied.