There are more than 100,000 Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households nationwide. These couples are disadvantaged compared to white non-Hispanic same-sex couple households in terms of education, income, homeownership, disability and citizenship status.
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.
Civic, religious, civil rights leaders join to declare ‘Marriage Matters'
Full-page newspaper ads feature diverse allies committed to the fight for dignity and equality for gay couples
In full-page newspaper advertisements appearing coast to coast during July 2006, more than 60 civic, religious, labor and civil rights leaders and organizations declared their commitment to working toward equality for gay and lesbian families.
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.