Religious Voices Are Critical for the Advancement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equalit

Center for American Progress
June 8, 2009
Last week the Center for American Progress and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s National Religious Leadership Roundtable released two groundbreaking reports analyzing religious and secular advocacy of marriage-equality ballot initiatives in California and Michigan. The two reports—which examined campaigns in different states four years apart—draw remarkably similar conclusions about the need for partnerships between religious and secular supporters of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender or LGBT people. [Link]

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How Hospitals Treat Same-Sex Couples

New York Times
Well Blog
May 12, 2009
During a medical emergency, a patient’s husband, wife, parents or other family members often are close by, overseeing treatment, making medical decisions and keeping vigil at the bedside. But what happens if the hospital won’t allow you to stay with your partner or child? That’s the challenge many same-sex couples face during health care emergencies when hospital security personnel, administrators and even doctors and nurses exclude them from a patient’s room because they aren’t “real” family members. [link]

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Genetic Marker Tied to Gay-Rights Support

The Wall Street Journal
May 5, 2009

Quinnipiac University's Peter A. Brown writes that recent polling indicates that, "The best indicators of someone's opinion on [marriage equality] may be if they have openly gay friends or relatives and whether they think homosexuality is a choice or a genetic trait over which people have no control." [Link]

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Groups Say Maine Freedom to Marry Law Good for Kids

The Boston Globe
March 26, 2009
Representatives from groups of social workers, psychologists and children's interest advocates spoke in support of proposed marriage equality legislation in Maine, saying their research shows that children's well being "does not differ markedly whether their parents are gay or straight." [Link]

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Study examines effect of marriage on gay couples

365Gay.com
March 20, 2009
The legal recognition of same-sex relationships, including marriage, influences how gay and lesbian baby boomers prepare for late life and end of life issues, a new study has found. Unmarried same-sex couples may suffer greater fear and anxiety around end of life issues than those in state-sanctioned unions, according to the findings. [Link]

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Financial Impact of Gay Vows Studied

Kennebec Journal
February 23, 2009

A new Williams Institute study found that the Maine economy would see a $60 million boost over three years if that state allows gay couples to marry. [Link]

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Black support for Prop. 8 called exaggeration

San Francisco Chronicle
January 7, 2009
A report on election results found that religious beliefs, party identification, age and political views outweighed race and gender as factors in voters' decisions on Prop. 8: "The study debunks the myth that African Americans overwhelmingly and disproportionately supported Prop. 8." [Link]

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Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments Spark Psychological Distress Among GLBT Adults and Their Families

Newswire
November 18, 2008
Amendments that restrict civil marriage from same-sex couples – such as Proposition 8 that recently passed in California – have led to higher levels of stress and anxiety among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, as well as among their families of origin, according to several new studies to be published by the American Psychological Association. [Link]
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Study: Why marry?

365Gay.com
October 16, 2008
The most common motivations for marrying are obtaining legal protections and making a public statement of commitment. The biggest obstacles to marriage are lack of family approval and difficulties planning and paying for the wedding. [Link]
Read more about the protections and responsibilities of marriage.

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The Game Is Changing

Staten Island Advance
September 30, 2008
Believed to be one of the first of its kind, the study conducted by the Rockway Institute, a national research and public policy center located in San Francisco at Alliant International University, found that many local lesbian and gay youth have expectations of spending their adult life in a long-term relationship raising children. [Link]

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