Elections & Politics

Economic benefits of marriage under federal and Massachusetts law

When Massachusetts same-sex couples gained the right to legally marry, they gained access to rights heterosexual couples have had for years.

Facts about Mary Cheney’s sexual orientation in U.S. political discourse

Openly lesbian Mary Cheney has received criticism for working for her father Dick Cheney’s anti-gay political campaign.

False anti-gay claims targeted at black voters in swing states

In an effort to win more votes for George W. Bush and other Republicans in the 2004 election, conservatives marketed false anti-gay claims to black voters in swing states.

‘Moral values’ voters in the 2004 presidential election

During the 2004 campaign season, Republicans energized and mobilized their core constituency by emphasizing “moral values” in their messages.

Out and voting: The gay, lesbian and bisexual vote in congressional house elections, 1990-1996

A definite lesbian, gay and bisexual electorate exists. In 1996, this electorate made up five percent of all voters — a larger voting bloc than Latino, Jewish and Asian-American contingents.

Outing age: Public policy issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender elders

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders face specific concerns as they age. Because of institutionalized heterosexism, they often do not access adequate health care, affordable housing and other social services that they need.

The Bush administration on marriage equality and other forms of partner recognition

While the Bush administration’s anti-same-sex marriage stance is well known, the Bush administration has not taken a clear stance on other forms of partner recognition.

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