Marriage/Partner Recognition

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.

The Bush-Cheney administration on 12 key issues of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

President George W. Bush has consistently aligned himself with right-wing causes and policies, and his anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) policy record is clear.

Anti-gay groups active in Massachusetts: A closer look

The anti-gay religious right has targeted historically progressive Massachusetts, the only state where same-sex couples can legally marry.

The 2004 presidential candidates’ positions on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues

This chart summarizes George W. Bush and John Kerry’s stances on issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

2000 Census and same-sex households: A user's guide

The Census identified 600,000 same-sex households in the United States. With this data we can more forcefully advocate for the policies that will bring about equality for our families.

Marriage/Partner Recognition

Marriage/Partner Recognition

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families deserve the same respect, recognition and protection as all other families. Family recognition and the many rights and protections it provides is essential to the well-being of our families.

Internal enemy: Gays as the domestic al-Qaeda

This report details the Family Research Council’s 2006 Values Voter Summit.

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