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Marriage Law in the District of Columbia

The protections and responsibilities of marriage in the District of Columbia code, most of which same-sex couples and their families are excluded from.

Massachusetts Court First to Uphold Marriage Equality for Gay Couples

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

Adoption by Lesbians and Gays: A Nat’l Survey of Adoption Agency Policies, Practices, and Attitudes

Study demonstrating profound changes in social attitudes and practices toward gays and lesbians, and a willingness of agencies to accept them as parents.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Position Statement on Parenting by LGBTs

CWLA affirms that LGBT parents are as well suited to raise children as their heterosexual counterparts.

To Work or Not To Work?: The Effects of Partner Earnings and Children on Women’s Labor Supply

Economic analysis of co-habiting lesbian households compared to others

Say It Loud: I’m Black & I’m Proud

A study of black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Marriage Makes Cents: How law & economics justifies same-sex marriage

Book Review of The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law

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.

Outing Age

Summary of public policy issues facing gay seniors

Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents

2000 fact sheet with estimates of the number of same-sex adoptive parents in the US.

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