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Studies document negative effects of marriage discrimination, benefits of marriage equality
Research clearly shows that preventing gay and lesbian couples from getting married leads to negative side effects
Military Officials & Servicemembers to Urge an End to DOMA
Military officials, servicemembers, and advocacy groups who filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in Windsor v. United States will hold a press conference call on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the harms of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on the nation’s military.
Misleading Anti-Marriage Ads in Maine. AFER Corrects False Claims with Fact.
Two new anti-gay ads just started running in Maine this week. AFER corrects the claims in these commercials by using the testimony from the Prop 8 trial.
Finding of Fact: Children Benefit When Their Parents Can Marry
Marriage inequality not only harms gay and lesbian Americans, it affects their children. the Federal District Court in the Perry case made the following finding of fact: The children of same-sex couples benefit when their parents can marry.
Finding of Fact No. 52: Domestic Partnerships Lack the Social Meaning Associated with Marriage
80 findings of fact in 2010 federal District Court decision in the Perry case speak to the nature of marriage and discrimination of gay and lesbian Americans. Here is one of them.
Reuters: Newly Married Gay Couples Face Tax Landmines
The so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” created a legal quagmire for legally married gay and lesbian Americans. Reuters delves into one tangible burden: the complexity and disadvantages of filing taxes.
Star Witness for Prop. 8 Now Supports Marriage Equality
David Blankenhorn, who was called by the Prop. 8 Proponents as their star witness against marriage for gay and lesbian couples, now says that he supports marriage equality.
“I Owe the Gay Community an Apology,” Says Author of Controversial “Ex-Gay” Study
In court, the Prop. 8 Proponents had little evidence to justify the discrimination imposed by Prop. 8. One of their main arguments during the 2010 trial centered on their assertion that being gay is a choice. If people can change their sexual orientation, they claimed, then there is no need to extend the right to marry to gay and lesbian Americans. (Flawed logic for the people who are happy and content with being gay, for sure.)