Elections & Politics

Economic benefits of marriage under federal and Oregon law

Because Oregon same-sex couples are not able to legally marry, they are barred from rights heterosexual couples have had for years.

Leaving our children behind: Welfare reform and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community

This fact sheet summarizes how welfare reform promotes and privileges particular kinds of families while penalizing and stigmatizing others.

Family policy: Issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families

This comprehensive report provides detailed information to state legislators, legislative staff, family policy advocates, activists and others interested in how public policies affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families.

Same-sex marriage initiatives and lesbian, gay and bisexual voters in the 2006 elections

This analysis of election returns and data from the National Election Pool exit poll finds that same-sex marriage ballot initiatives did not help Republican Senate candidates in 2006. Support for same-sex marriage bans has fallen especially dramatically in states where people identifying themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians make up an identifiable minority of residents.

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