Elections & Politics

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.

Recent state polls on same-sex marriage and civil unions

While Americans are still split on the issue of marriage equality for same-sex couples, an overwhelming majority support equal access to the specific obligations, responsibilities and recognitions of marriage.

Responding to claims of ‘judicial tyranny’

The rights of members of a stigmatized minority, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, should not be determined by the prejudices of the majority.

Same-sex marriage in the United States: Focus on the facts

This book, written by Sean Cahill, director of the Task Force’s Policy Institute, provides clear-cut and non-partisan statistical information and data about marriage equality.

Same-sex marriage, civil unions and the 2004 presidential election

Despite claims to the contrary, same-sex marriage did not cost John Kerry the presidential election.

Senator Kerry and Senator Edwards on marriage equality and other forms of partner recognition

Marriage equality for same-sex couples has emerged as a major political issue in the United States. Senators John Kerry and John Edwards have publicly opposed same-sex marriage but supported other rights for same-sex couples.

Some key similarities and differences between lesbian, gay and bisexual voters and all voters in 2004

According to exit polls, lesbian, gay and bisexual voters differ from the broader voting population in some respects and are very similar in others.

Supporters of marriage equality re-elected in Massachusetts, 2004

Despite efforts by Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney to make same-sex marriage a wedge issue, all of the incumbent Massachusetts state legislators who voted against an anti-gay marriage amendment were re-elected in 2004.

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