Marriage Discrimination Harms Children & Families
Study after study has shown that children of lesbian or gay parents are as well-adjusted as those of non-gay parents. All children deserve the right to insurance coverage, social security, emergency care and inheritance rights no matter who their parents are. All families benefit from the intangible reassurance that comes from knowing that your family is safe and secure.
Blog Posts Related to Children and Families
This guest column was written by Summer Davies on behalf of herself, her wife Sarah, and their daughter Kate. Now, with their Governor indicating that he will appeal the ruling, the couple speaks out about their family and urges their governor to stop standing in the way of equality.
GUEST POST: By Juan Luque, who lives with his partner, Patrick Duffy outside of Tampa, FL. Juan addresses Pam Bondi, the Attorney General of Florida, in response to a lawsuit filed in Florida on behalf of same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry.
"It didn't bother me that Dustin was gay," Shana said. "What bothered me was that as far as I knew, if you were gay you weren't going to Heaven. So I saw that Dustin was still who he had always been. I came to that realization: If it's not Heaven without Dustin, then Dustin will be in Heaven. He'll be there."
Resources Related to Children and Families
Read the 2014 update to the brochure about 'Familia es Familia' - a public education campaign co-led by dozens of Latino organizations and Freedom to Marry that works to build and amplify support for gay and lesbian people, and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, in the Latino community.
A new study suggests that psychological distress is lower among gay, lesbian and bisexual people who are legally married - compared with gay, lesbian and bisexual people who are not in unions respected by their states.
A media primer on the LGBT issues landscape for the coming year released by the Human Rights Campaign.