Marriage/Partner Recognition

Policy priorities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

With so many issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today, what do we care about the most?

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.

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.

Marriage Matters

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.

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.

The domestic partnership organizing manual for employee benefits

One in 10 employers offers domestic partnership benefits. This manual is designed to help persuade the other 90 percent.

Caregiving among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) caregivers and care recipients still face discrimination at doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other places we entrust with the care of our loved ones. Policies that embrace broad definitions of family and caregiving and recognize same-sex relationships would help to ease the burdens and strains of caregiving.


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