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Study Suggests Marriage Brings Mental Health Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

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.

Latino Support for the Freedom to Marry

Recent public opinion data show that Latinos – especially Latino Catholics – widely favor the freedom to marry, both nationwide and in key states.

American Medical Association Makes Case for Ending Marriage Discrimination

With New York State now the sixth – and largest – state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a policy position declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is “discriminatory” and reaffirming existing AMA policy to support relationship recognition of gay and lesbian couples as a means of addressing health disparities faced by those couples and their families.

Williams Institute Experts Comment on Department of Justice DOMA Decision

Williams Institute experts present important facts about how many couples would be helped if DOMA is repealed.

Poll: Majority of Californians Continue to Support the Freedom to Marry

A Public Policy Polling survey found a majority of California voters in support of the freedom to marry.

Media Primer: 2011 Flashpoints for LGBT Equality

A media primer on the LGBT issues landscape for the coming year released by the Human Rights Campaign.

Poll: Majority of New Hampshire Residents Oppose Repeal of Marriage Law

WMUR Granite State Poll found that 62 percent of New Hampshire voters want to keep the state's law allowing marriages for same-sex couples.

Polling Tracks Growing and Increasingly Diverse Support for the Freedom to Marry

A listing of marriage polling at the federal, national, and state level.

Poll Finds Majority of New Yorkers Support the Freedom to Marry

A Quinnipiac University poll found by the highest margin ever, 56 – 37 percent, New Yorkers support the freedom to marry.

Census 2010: More Gay Parents Raising Children in South

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.

Poll: Majority of Maryland Voters Support Freedom to Marry

A statewide poll found that a majority of Maryland residents support the freedom to marry.

Speech: Is the Freedom to Marry Inevitable?

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson was invited to the University of Michigan Law School to deliver a keynote address on the struggle for civil rights in the context of marriage for same-sex couples.

Video: Law Professor Tobias Wolff Makes the Case for Marriage

Tobias Barrington Wolff, Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, makes the case for marriage on the Hoover Institution's "Uncommon Knowledge" program.

Hospital Visitation Rights for Gay, Lesbian Partners Take Effect

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.

Evan Wolfson Defends Freedom to Marry in Economist Debate

Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson engaged in an Economist online debate with Maggie Gallagher of the "National Organization for Marriage" (NOM).

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