Resources Related to International
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing exactly the same questions that Mexico’s court has already resolved. When the justices take up the gay marriage cases in March, there will be more at stake than the status of American gay and lesbian couples. They will be deciding whether the United States will fall behind as its neighbors establish a new standard of human rights, or whether it will join a revolution that is well underway.
An examination of the May 2008 and 2009 California Supreme Court decisions and a survey of the countries that presently allow marriage for same-sex couples.
A video of Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defending a bill that would legalize the freedom to marry in her country.
A study from Americas Quarterly examines public opinion on the freedom to marry across several nations.
A broad discussion of the debate surrounding the freedom to marry
Other publications on the freedom to marry in Europe
Continuously updated by UK Gay News
An interview of one of the leaders the marriage movement in the Netherlands
71% of Swedes favor the freedom to marry.
A report by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission recommends that laws discriminating against gay people be removed.
56% of Israeli's agree it is good or necessary to afford gay couples pension and survivorship rights.
This book looks to Scandinavia where gay and lesbian couples have enjoyed the rights and benefits of marriage since 1989.
Including South Africa's marriage/civil union bill
Read Canada's marriage law
Complete text of the Prime Minister's speech