Resources Related to Children and Families
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.
UCLA demographers analyzing 2010 Census Bureau data have found that same-sex couples raising children are more common in the South than in any other region in the United States.
In January 2011, new federal regulations went into effect prohibiting healthcare institutions participating in Medicaid and Medicare from denying visitation rights based on sexual orientation.
An article adapted from Harvard Professor Nancy F. Cott’s expert report submitted in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
A new survey finds a majority of Americans have widened their view of what constitutes a family to include same-sex couples with children.
The Florida Third District Court of Appeal decision affirming a circuit court ruling that found a law banning gay and lesbian people from adopting children unconstitutional.
A memo on the unique needs of LGBT older adults and the policy and regulatory changes needed to address them.
This report shows that adolescents who have been reared in lesbian-mother families since birth demonstrate healthy psychological adjustment.
A study from University of Virginia and George Washington University scholars concluding that parenting quality, not sexual orientation, determines the healthy development of children.
The AFA position statement in support of the freedom to marry.
Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality Maryland, and the American Civil Liberties Union: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guide for same-sex couples in Maryland who married out of state.
A short list of social science articles on the impact of a parent's sexual orientation on the development of children.
A 2010 study finding the gender of parents having little significance for childrens' adjustment and success.
Fact sheet outlining how same-sex couples experience discrimination in marriage through the tax code.