Gay Unions Shed Light on Gender in Marriage

New York Times
June 10, 2008
A growing body of evidence shows that same-sex couples have a great deal to teach everyone else about marriage and relationships. [Link]

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Lambda Legal’s Safety Scale: Respect for Same-Sex Couples’ Relationships

Lambda Legal
April 2008

Thinking about traveling or moving to another state but wondering if they respect same-sex couples’ relationships? Check this scale to see where each state falls. (pdf Link)

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Ordinary, Like Us

Independent Gay Forum
May 7, 2008

Jennifer Vanasco discusses the “very ordinary” findings of a recently released report which said young gay and lesbian people want to be married and have kids. (Link)

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Study says marriage equality would boost Iowa’s economy

Quad-City Times
April 17, 2008
A UCLA study says ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in Iowa would be a boon to the state economy. [Link]

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Study says same-sex couples have increased in New Mexico

Las Cruces Sun News
April 13, 2008
The number of same-sex couples in New Mexico has increased about 35 percent between 2000 and 2005, a study released last week showed. [link]

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Gay couples as committed as non-gay couples

Reuters
January 22, 2008
In two new studies that compared same-sex and heterosexual couples using different factors and methods to assess their happiness, scientists found few differences. [Link]

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D.C.-area gay couples earn less than married counterparts

Washington Blade
December 18, 2007
New analyses show that local same-sex couples often earn less than married men and women. According to data recently released by the University of California’s Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation, married couples trump same-sex couples in nine of 16 categorical salary comparisons. Gary Gates, a Williams Institute senior research fellow, said the analyses “break down some very common stereotypes” of gays. “Same-sex couples are much more diverse than I think our media presentations would indicate,” he said. [Link]

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The kids are all right

Hour.ca
June 7, 2007
A study commissioned by the former federal Liberal government was finally released to the public in May after its author had to resort to Canada's Access to Information Act to get the Tories to release it. The report compares the results of almost 50 North American, European and British studies about families headed by gay and lesbian parents from North America, with the results of another 25 studies of single-parent families. The international studies span the past 30 years. [Link]

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Marriage support growing among young adults: survey

Washington Blade
January 19, 2007
According to the study released last week by the Pew Research Center, an estimated 47 percent of adults ages 18-25 support legalizing gay and lesbian marriages. By comparison, an estimated 30 percent of adults age 26 and older back marriage equality. [Link]

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I Do, But I Can’t

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 1, 2006
Denying gay people the freedom to marry causes harms, including toll on psychological well-being, according to a policy paper from the National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University. [Link]

Read the Executive Summary here.

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