Resources

Why Marriage Matters

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 for the Freedom to Marry

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.

Why Marriage Matters to African Americans

Many leaders in the African-American community, from religious leaders to respective civil rights organizations, have voiced strong support for the freedom to marry.

Talking to the Middle About Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act

Third Way - This fact sheet lays out major things to remember when talking about DOMA repeal to moderates and others in the middle.

Talking About Marriage Equality with your Friends and Family

Tips for talking to family and friends about marriage and same-sex couples.

Science, Medicine and Social Science Findings

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.

Same-Sex Legal Marriage and Psychological Well-Being

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

"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.

Same-Gender Marriage & Religious Freedom: A Call to Quiet Conversations and Public Debates

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 Act Fact Sheet

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.

Republicans and the Freedom to Marry

Polling, perspectives, and voices of prominent Republican leaders reflect the increase in support for the freedom to marry among conservatives.

Recent Polling

A compilation of recent polling with links to research specific to African-American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and faith communities.

Questions and Answers about the Respect for Marriage Act

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.

Polling Memo: The Rapid Increase in Support for Marriage Changes Political Equation

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)

Poll: Voters Find Republican Defense of DOMA Unfair and Unnecessary

Human Rights Campaign - A national survey shows that a majority of voters oppose the Defense of Marriage Act.

Poll: Emerging Majority Supports the Freedom to Marry

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.

Media Kit: Perry & Windsor Supreme Court Cases

Media Kit: Perry & Windsor Supreme Court Cases

Marriage Equality Resources

Marriage Equality USA - A list of materials, organizations and resources in support of marriage equality.

Letter of Support for the Respect for Marriage Act (S 598)

ACLU - Letter to U.S. senators urging support and cosponsorship of the Respect for Marriage Act (S 598).

Legal Challenges to DOMA

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.

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