Why Marriage Matters is a national public education campaign designed to share stories and foster conversation about the love and commitment that forms the basis for marriage.
Young Conservatives who believe the freedom to marry is not a partisan value and is consistent with basic conservative values of responsibility and community, limited government and individual freedom.
Many leaders in the African-American community, from religious leaders to respective civil rights organizations, have voiced strong support for the freedom to marry.
Third Way - This fact sheet lays out major things to remember when talking about DOMA repeal to moderates and others in the middle.
Tips for talking to family and friends about marriage and same-sex couples.
Within professional scientific, medical, and social science communities, the consensus is clear: ending the unfair exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage would promote healthy, stable, and committed relationships, thousands of which already exist outside of legal recognition.
A recent study published in The American Journal of Public Health shows that psychological distress is lower among gay, lesbian and bisexual people who are legally married.
"Same-Gender Marriage and Religious Freedom: A Call to Quiet Conversations and Public Debates" by Interfaith Alliance President, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, offers a diversity of ideas based on Interfaith Alliance’s unique advocacy for religious freedom and interfaith exchange.
Interfaith Alliance - This paper by Interfaith Alliance President, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, offers a diversity of ideas based on Interfaith Alliance’s unique advocacy for religious freedom and interfaith exchange.
Respect for Marriage Coalition - The Respect for Marriage Act repeals the discriminatory so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and returns the federal government to its constitutional and common-sense practice of honoring lawful marriages celebrated in the states.
Polling, perspectives, and voices of prominent Republican leaders reflect the increase in support for the freedom to marry among conservatives.
A compilation of recent polling with links to research specific to African-American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and faith communities.
Respect for Marriage Coalition - The Respect for Marriage Act repeals the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and restores the United States’ historic approach to marriage: states issue marriage licenses and the federal government respects lawful marriages. The federal government should not discriminate against same-sex couples that obtain a marriage license in their state.
Freedom to Marry - Polling Memo: The Rapid Increase in Support for Marriage Changes Political Equation: Emerging Majority Supports the Freedom to Marry (July 27, 2011)
Human Rights Campaign - A national survey shows that a majority of voters oppose the Defense of Marriage Act.
Freedom to Marry - Public support for the freedom to marry has increased, at an accelerating rate, with most polls showing that a majority of Americans now support full marriage rights for all Americans.
Marriage Equality USA - A list of materials, organizations and resources in support of marriage equality.
ACLU - Letter to U.S. senators urging support and cosponsorship of the Respect for Marriage Act (S 598).
DOMA has been ruled unconstitutional ten times in seven different cases, by judges appointment by both Republican and Democratic Presidents. Read a summary of all past and current legal challenges to DOMA.
Third Way - As policymakers continue to publicly announce their evolution on marriage for gay couples, this publication lays out rules to heed for those who are changing their public position on marriage.