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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.
The Williams Institute reports on the various ways that the U.S. Supreme Court's review of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 in March 2013 could have far ranging economic and regulatory implications for same-sex couples and their families.
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.
Recent public opinion data show that Latinos – especially Latino Catholics – widely favor the freedom to marry, both nationwide and in key states.
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Williams Institute experts present important facts about how many couples would be helped if DOMA is repealed.
A Public Policy Polling survey found a majority of California voters in support of the freedom to marry.
A media primer on the LGBT issues landscape for the coming year released by the Human Rights Campaign.
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.
A listing of marriage polling at the federal, national, and state level.
A Quinnipiac University poll found by the highest margin ever, 56 – 37 percent, New Yorkers support the freedom to marry.
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.
A statewide poll found that a majority of Maryland residents support the freedom to marry.
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.
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.