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Why Marriage Equality Matters
Marriage for LGBTQ persons offers many legal benefits, responsbilities, and protections:
- Marriage offers 1,138 Federal benefits and responsibilities, not including hundreds more offered by every state.
- Financial issues are complex and challenging, no matter the couple. And when home ownership, kids and other assets are a part of the equation, planning for the present and especially the future is even more critical for greater security.
- A child who grows up with married parents benefits from the fact that his or her parents' relationship is recognized by law and receives legal protections. The mark of a strong family and healthy children is having parents who are nurturing, caring, and loving. Parents should be judged on their ability to parent, not by their age, race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Studies show that people who are married tend to live longer and lead healthier lives.
From Why Marriage? Marriage Equality USA
Selected Web Sites with Descriptions
An Annotated Bibliography of Resources on Same-Sex Marriages
An extensive annotated bibliography compiled and annotated by: William Holden, LGBT Studies Librarian – Emory University in conjunction with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table GLBTRT of the American Library Association. Check MC Quest or ask a Librarian if these are available in the MC Library.
Census: Married-Couple and Unmarried- Partner Households: 2000
Report of the Census Bureau from 2000 issued 2003 with statistics on same sex couples.
Cost of Marriage Inequality
Demonstrates the financial costs of marriage inequality.
Human Rights Campaign - Marriage
Only marriage can provide families with true equality. This section of the HRC website is dedicated to providing resources on the array of current protections, plus information on laws in your state, financial issues, answers to questions about marriage equality and so much more.
Lambda Legal: Marriage, Relationships, and Family Protections
Lambda Legal has a National Marriage Project and works to protect the rights of parents and children.
Marriage & Relationship Recognition
Personal stories, Q&A, news, laws, resources and publications.
Marriage Equality USA
Officially founded in 2001, Marriage Equality USA is a volunteer-driven national grassroots organization whose mission is: "to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation"
National Center for Lesbian Rights: Relationship Recognition
The National Center for Lesbian Rights works for fair and legal recognition of same sex relationships and marriage. The site provides reports and research on laws within the United States as well as documents on ways the LGBTQ community can protect their families.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force publishes reports and research on a variety of topics related to the LGBTQ community including information related to anti-gay industry, campus issues, faith, hate crimes, marriage, parenting/family, transgender issues, and youth.
Multimedia Resources in Tutt Library
The Journal: Same Sex Marriage
Call Number: http://video.pbs.org/video/1425834175/
Aired: 02/26/2010. Once adversaries in 2000's Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, now two of the nation's premier lawyers -- Theodore Olson and David Boies -- one conservative and one liberal -- have teamed up to make the constitutional case for same-sex marriage. Run time: 53:42
One Wedding and a ... Revolution [DVD]
Call Number: HQ1034.U5 O54 2004
On February 12, 2004, the mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, instructed city and county officials to allow lesbian and gay couples to marry. Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, founders of the first lesbian-rights organization and celebrating their 51st anniversary, were invited to be the first couple married
Sole Journey [DVD]
Call Number: HM1281 .S65 2009
This film shows how dedicated and courageous individuals, following in the footsteps of Gandhi and King, use non-violent resistance and acts of civil disobedience to confront anti-gay rhetoric as well as religious and political oppression. Sole Journey movie This inspiring documentary exposes James Dobson's Focus on the Family, an organization that assaults the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families.
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