Marriage & Family

 

Marriage:

Marriage Equality Group solely committed to securing the right to civil marriage for same-sex couples. Related facts, membership information, and chapters.

MarriageFairness.org An online community for gay and lesbian couples to help educate the public about the effects a ban on gay marriage would have on real people and real families.

MarriageDebate.com A project of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, aspires to discussions and examine the same-sex marriage debate from all sides.

Religious Tolerance.org This is a religious web site that promotes religious freedom and tolerance. It tries try to describe all viewpoints on controversial religious topics like same sex marriage.

Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples Is a resource for same-sex couples the site contains more than 250 essays, surveys, legal articles, and resources on legal marriage, ceremonies, domestic partner benefits, relationship tips, parenting, and immigration.

Points in Defense of Gay Marriage An article by Leah Moore, to educate people about some of the reasons for legalizing gay marriage and provide arguments to aid amateur activists for gay rights.

The Alternatives to Marriage Project AtMP is a national nonprofit organization advocating for equality and fairness for unmarried people, including people who choose not to marry, cannot marry, or live together before marriage.


Parenting:

Lesbian and Gay Parenting American Psychological Association research summary of lesbian and gay parents and their children. Concludes that gay and lesbian parents are just as fit as their heterosexual counterparts.

Trials of Queer Parenting Information in what is involved, with interviews written by queer parents on what they have gone through.


Domestic Abuse:

Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Couples Website describing the stages of a gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationship and how domestic violence develops.

Domestic Violence GLBT A Yahoo group that provides information and resources regarding same-sex domestic violence.

Sexual Violence in LGBT Relationships Some issues in same-sex domestic violence.


Adoption:

Second-Parent Adoption Policy Statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics in support of legal recognition of parental rights for both members of same-sex couples.

Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parenting Article on gay and lesbian adoptive parenting by Michael Colberg; educator, psychotherapist and gay adoptive parent. Stresses the adoptee child's view of adoption and the similarities in experiences between being adopted and being gay.

Adoption by Gays and Lesbians Resources and information for gays and lesbians seeking to form families by adoption. Includes changing laws, current policies and practices, position papers, personal perspectives, and support.

 

Children of LGBT Parents:

Colage: People with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer parents.