Racial & Economic Justice

Where do black leaders stand on marriage equality?

While anti-gay organizations have promoted African-American leaders who oppose equal treatment for same-sex couples, in fact many black leaders support equality and oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment. This document has been prepared and updated by the National Black Justice Coalition.

Grupos familiares de parejas hispanas y latinas del mismo sexo en los Estados Unidos: Un reporte del Censo del 2000

Existen más de 100,000 grupos familiares de parejas hispanas y latinas del mismo sexo nacionalmente. Estas parejas están en desventaja comparadas a los grupos familiares de parejas blancas no hispanas del mismo sexo en términos de educación, ingresos, ser dueños de su propio hogar, incapacidad y estatus de ciudadanía.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness

Of the estimated 1.6 million homeless American youth, between 20 and 40 percent are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Homeless LGBT youth are at risk not only on the streets, but in the shelter system as well. (Prereleased to New York City press December 20, 2006.)

African-American leaders support marriage equality

Black political and religious leaders share why they support marriage equality.

Black same-sex households in the United States: A report from the 2000 Census

Proposed state and federal anti-gay marriage amendments will disproportionately harm black same-sex couples and their families.

Discriminación social y la salud: El caso del hombre gay Latino y el riesgo del VIH

Entre los hombres gay y bisexuales, uno de los grupos más impactado por el VIH en los Estados Unidos, los hombres de color están especialmente a riesgo.

Economic benefits of marriage under federal and Connecticut state law

Thousands of Connecticut same-sex couples are at a grave disadvantage because they are unable to enter into a civil marriage that is recognized under state and federal law.

GAO report: 1,138 federal benefits denied to same-sex couples

This report details all 1,138 benefits same-sex couples are denied where they are not allowed the right to marry.

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