District of Columbia
- Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance is a local, all-volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit political organization fighting for the civil rights of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals.
- DC for Marriage is an emerging group of local residents working toward equal rights and responsibilities for same-sex couples in the District of Columbia.
- Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide.
- Human Rights Campaign is the United States' largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
POLLING DATA: In our nation's capital, 56% of residents supported marriage for same-sex couples in January 2010, shortly after Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the freedom to marry into law. (The Washington Post, January 2010)
NUMBER OF SAME-SEX COUPLES: According to The Williams Institute's analysis of the 2010 U.S. Census, 4,822 same-sex couples are living in the District of Columbia, representing 18.1 same-sex couples per 1,000 households.
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This week marks the third anniversary of the freedom to marry taking effect in Washington, D.C.: March 9, 2010. To celebrate, we spoke with 13 same-sex couples who have married in the past three years in our nation's capital.
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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.
Extending marriage to same-sex couples will boost the District of Columbia's economy by over $52.2 million over three years.
Demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children in the District of Columbia.