Resources Related to Children and Families
Lambda Legal analysis of the unfair loss of Social Security benefits because of marriage discrimination.
Lambda Legal guide to the inequalities of marriage discrimination.
A fact sheet from the Family Equality Council detailing the state of marriage and the impacts of unequal marriage on families.
A study from GLSEN, with COLAGE and the Family Equality Council, detailing the experiences of LGBT parents and their children in the school system.
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 the legal recognition of civil marriage for same-sex couples.
Groundbreaking research showing a huge increase in same-sex couples identifying themselves as "unmarried partners".
Study documents that children raised by lesbian and gay parents do just fine.
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.
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.
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 American Academy of Pediatrics' study finds marriage equality is good for children
A guide for parents of lesbian, gay, and bisexual children.
Demographic and socio-economic information on same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children in US.
American Psychological Association summary of research findings on lesbian and gay parents and their children.