Resources Related to Massachusetts

All Together Now (A Blueprint for the Movement)

This is the piece that Evan Wolfson published in the September 11, 2001 edition of 'The Advocate,' laying out the pathway forward for the campaign to win marriage nationwide. The article serves as a blueprint for the movement for marriage.

Southern Poverty Law Center: 18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda

The Southern Poverty Law Center provides a detailed listing of anti-gay groups know for their dangerous propaganda aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Party Principles: Support for the Freedom to Marry by State and National Political Parties

A listing of both state and national political parties that have made strong statements in support of the freedom to marry.

FAQ on the Federal District Court’s Rulings Overturning DOMA Section 3

FAQ from GLAD on the recent rulings in the Federal District Court of Massachusetts striking down DOMA Section 3.

How to Get Married in Massachusetts

Learn the basics about how to get married in Massachusetts.

Marriage Equality Works for Massachusetts: 5th Anniversary Voter Survey

Voter perceptions of the freedom to marry in Massachusetts 5 years after it was established.

Marriage Equality Works for Massachusetts: 5th Anniversary Voter Survey

Findings of a survey of 600 voters in Massachusetts conducted by Lake Research Partners from April 5–8, 2009 to understand voter perceptions five years after marriage equality was established in Massachusetts.

The Race To Save Marriage Equality

Boston Spirit Magazine Feature on Protecting Marriage Equality in Massachusetts.

Married in Massachusetts: Two Years

Bisexual activist Robyn Ochs tells the story of her experiences after marrying her spouse in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Census Snapshot

Demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children in New Jersey.

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".

Massachusetts Court First to Uphold Marriage Equality for Gay Couples

Copy of the decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health

Legal Protections, Benefits & Obligations of Marriage under Massachusetts and Federal Law

A substantive listing of key Massachusetts and federal laws that accord certain protections, benefits and obligations for married couples.