Postedon Mar 25, 2010 at 09:31 am
A new poll finds that for the first time, more Californians support marriage equality than oppose it.
Postedon Mar 23, 2010 at 03:34 pm
Let California Ring—a coalition of more than 50 local, state-wide and national organizations led by Equality California Institute—has been looking closely at which messages about the freedom to marry are the most effective, who the best messengers are and how audiences receive those messages.
Let California Ring coalition member, Freedom to Marry, has just completed a new study of which messages and messengers have been most effective over the past five years in California and across the country. Before we go any further, we want to share what we’ve learned and get your ideas on messaging via an Online Marriage Roundtable this Thursday, March 25 at 5:30pm.
Postedon Mar 23, 2010 at 11:31 am
The gay rights movement needs to strengthen its ties with the black community. To do so, it should be wary of claiming that marriage equality is the civil rights issue of the 21st century. Such a claim is off-putting to the African American community, according to a new study from the Arcus Foundation.
Postedon Mar 19, 2010 at 10:33 am
A recent systematic review of scientific research — 81 studies spanning the past 20 years — about how parents’ gender affects child-rearing outcomes found no evidence to support the claim that children need both a mother and a father.
How can this be? The studies that supposedly “proved” that children need a mother and a father compared children with two married parents against those with single, divorced or never-married parents.
Postedon Mar 13, 2010 at 11:27 am
According to Iowa Family Policy Center President, Chuck Hurley, homosexual activity is “more dangerous for individuals who engage in it than is smoking,” and because of this, state lawmakers need to pass a constitutional amendment overturning last year’s Iowa Supreme Court decision which supports same-sex couples entering into committed, government sanctioned marriages.
Postedon Mar 04, 2010 at 08:05 pm
U.S. researchers have found an increase in psychiatric disorders among the lesbian, gay and bisexual populations living in states that have banned the freedom to marry.
Senior author Deborah Hasin, a professor of clinical epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and colleagues at the New York state Psychiatric Institute and Harvard University analyzed data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
Postedon Mar 02, 2010 at 11:49 am
Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, John Corvino, responds to comments by opponents of the freedom to marry.
He points out that though many opposed to marriage equality want to cling to a strict definition of marriage, "...marriage does not lend itself to a pithy definition. Whatever marriage is, its definition won’t be like, 'A triangle is a three-sided plane figure.'”
Postedon Feb 01, 2010 at 07:14 pm
February 1, 2010
The assumption that children need both a mother and a father has been used by proponents of Proposition 8 to argue against the freedom to marry. To what extent does this assumption match the findings from scientific studies? In a new study, researchers found no evidence of gender-based parenting abilities, noting that very little about the gender of the parent has significance for children's psychological adjustment and social success. [Link]
Postedon Jan 26, 2010 at 09:31 am
January 25, 2010
NCLR's Shannon Minter discusses the ninth day of the Proposition 8 trial: "This has been an unbelievable week, with testimony that ranged from highly technical and informative to deeply personal, emotional, and moving. The plaintiffs put on an impressive array of witnesses whose testimony, taken as a whole, overwhelmingly supports their case and underscores the profound harm Prop 8 has caused to LGBT people." [Link]