Sodomy map: The right to privacy in the United States pre-Lawrence v. Texas

This United States map indicates the presence and type (same-gender-only, versus opposite- and same-gender) of sodomy laws prior to the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision.

Hate crimes laws map

This United States map highlights states with laws that address hate crimes based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Nondiscrimination laws map

United States map highlighting state laws that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

A report from ‘Love Won Out: Addressing, understanding, and preventing homosexuality’

“Love Won Out” is an anti-gay conference promoting the ex-gay ministries of the national conservative evangelical Christian group Focus on the Family.

Would you put their rights to a vote?

Would you put their rights to a vote? Don’t amend the Constitution. Defend it.

Why civil unions are not enough

The federal government alone accords 1,138 benefits and responsibilities based on marital status, not on civil union status.

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.

Economic benefits of marriage under federal and Massachusetts law

When Massachusetts same-sex couples gained the right to legally marry, they gained access to rights heterosexual couples have had for years.


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