Resources Related to Women

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.

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.

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.

Testimony: Nancy F. Cott Defends Equal Marriage Rights

An article adapted from Harvard Professor Nancy F. Cott’s expert report submitted in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Equal Marriage NOW Fliers and Factsheets

NOW website listing multiple publications on the freedom to marry.

Prevalence of Parenting:Percentage of Lesbian Couples Raising Children

State by state map

Children’s book Uncle Bobby’s Wedding charms with effortless inclusion

An LGBT-inclusive children's book about an anthropomorphic young guinea pig who worries that Uncle Bobby won't keep having fun with her after he marries his boyfriend Jamie.

Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women Lead the Way to Full Equality

List of female leaders in the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (IX)

Letter to the California Assembly Judiciary Committee supporting the freedom to marry.

International Women’s Day message from Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, Senior Field Organizer

How feminists can impact the cause of marriage equality.

Lesbians Are Women Too

A series of fact sheets on lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women, with a focus on black, Latina/Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans.

NOW POLICY STATEMENT: Equal marriage is a feminist issue

NOW outlines why feminists are advocating for the freedom to marry.

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