Talk About Marriage & Families

Talk About Marriage & Families

Marriage equality and parenting by same-sex couples continue to spark heated public debate. Know the facts. Prepare yourself with our handy tips.

Marriage: What are we fighting for?

Why fight for equal marriage rights? Although this flier lists just 35 of the 1,138 federal benefits of marriage denied to same-sex couples, it helps to illustrate the discriminatory treatment same-sex couples face when denied the right to marry.

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Differences between marriage, civil union and domestic partnership

This one-page chart shows the differences between marriage, civil union and domestic partnership.

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Speak from your heart with family and friends

Love doesn’t guarantee they’ll stand by you. It’s vitally important that we all express to our loved ones why the issue of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples is so important. Here’s a tip sheet for breaking the ice and speaking to your family and friends about this issue.

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Talking points: Gay and lesbian parenting

An excerpt from the Task Force Policy Institute publication Family policy: Issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families, this fact sheet provides answers to basic questions about marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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Talking points: Marriage equality for same-sex couples

An excerpt from the Task Force Policy Institute publication Family policy: Issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families (2003), this question-and-answer sheet summarizes the latest social science research on gay and lesbian parenting.

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