Resources Related to Children and Families

Tax Implications for Same-Sex Couples

Fact sheet outlining how same-sex couples experience discrimination in marriage through the tax code.

Denying Access To Marriage Harms Families: Social Security

Lambda Legal analysis of the unfair loss of Social Security benefits because of marriage discrimination.

Denying Access To Marriage Harms Families

Lambda Legal guide to the inequalities of marriage discrimination.

Marriage & Our Families

A fact sheet from the Family Equality Council detailing the state of marriage and the impacts of unequal marriage on families.

Involved, Invisible, Ignored: LGBT Parents and Children in K-12 Schools

A study from GLSEN, with COLAGE and the Family Equality Council, detailing the experiences of LGBT parents and their children in the school system.

Children’s book Uncle Bobby’s Wedding charms with effortless inclusion

An LGBT-inclusive children's book about an anthropomorphic young guinea pig who worries that Uncle Bobby won't keep having fun with her after he marries his boyfriend Jamie.

American Psychoanalytic Association Position Statement in Support of Marriage Equality

American Psychoanalytic Association position statement in support of the legal recognition of civil marriage for same-sex couples.

Geographic Trends Among Same-Sex Couples in the U.S. Census and the American Community Survey

Groundbreaking research showing a huge increase in same-sex couples identifying themselves as "unmarried partners".

Adoption and foster care by gay and lesbian parents in the US

Study documents that children raised by lesbian and gay parents do just fine.

Too High a Price: The Case Against Restricting Gay Parenting

The American Civil Liberties Union details numerous social science studies about gay parents and their children, confirming the ability of gay people to be good parents.

Adults’ Sexual Orientation and State Determinations Regarding Placement of Children

Stanford Law School professor, Michael S. Wald, examines the questions of states placing children in adoptive or foster homes, settling custody disputes or determining access to assisted reproductive technologies when a parent or prospective parent is gay.

The Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships in the United States: A Social Science Perspective

2006 survey of social science research concluding that the freedom to marry would benefit gay couples, their kids, and society; and predicting growing public support for marriage equality.

The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws on the Health and Well-Being of

The American Academy of Pediatrics' study finds marriage equality is good for children

Our Daughters & Sons: Questions & Answers for Parents of LGB People

A guide for parents of lesbian, gay, and bisexual children.

Same-Sex Couples and Same-Sex Couples Raising Children in The United States: Data from Census 2000

Demographic and socio-economic information on same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children in US.

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