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The Boston Globe -- Shows states performing same-sex marriages, allowing civil unions or domestic partnerships without same-sex marriage, and having constitutional bans on same-sex marriage from 1970 to present.
U.S. Supreme Court -- California Supreme Court case documents and related material pertaining to challenges to California's Proposition 8 (starting November 2008) and to six cases in which (in May 2008) the court "concluded that public officials of the City and County of San Francisco acted unlawfully by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the absence of a judicial determination that the California statutes limiting marriage to a union between a man and a woman are unconstitutional." --LII
Equality California Institute -- The largest statewide LGBT advocacy organization in California working to secure full and lasting equality for and acceptance of LGBT people. Over the past decade, Equality California has partnered with social justice advocates, businesses, grassroots supporters and legislative leaders to strategically move California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for LGBT people to a state with some of the most comprehensive human rights protections in the nation.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) -- HRC lobbies the federal government on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and AIDS issues and educates the general public. See What's Happening in Your State & in Your Community for a state-by-state breakdown of marriage prohibition laws, relationship recognition in the U.S., statewide employment laws & policies, statewide hate crimes laws, parenting laws in the U.S., and statewide laws or policies affecting schools & educational institutions.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) -- HRC lobbies the federal government on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and AIDS issues and educates the general public. Marriage Center provides background, breaking news and a state-by-state breakdown of marriage prohibition laws.
A gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide. We promote the national conversation about why marriage equality matters while bringing together partner organizations into a larger whole, a shared civil rights campaign. See conversation starters pages dealing with marriage equality and how to become more informed on issues and involvement opportunities. See "States" tab for current status of same-sex marriage in each state.
A volunteer-driven national grassroots organization whose mission is to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation.
2010 is the first decennial census in which counts of both same-sex spouses and same-sex unmarried partners will be publically released. In the past, they combined these two groups and reported them as same-sex “unmarried partners.”
Pew Research Center -- Trends of the past 50 years that have led to a sharp decline in marriage and a rise of new family forms have been shaped by attitudes and behaviors that differ by class, age and race.
The highest human rights court in Europe has told European LGBTs that they have no human right to same-sex marriage, in a case that also shows how complicated sexual and marital norms have become in this new transsexual world.
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