Tag Archives: Marriage

Lesbian and Gay Parenting Most Prevalent in the South; Couples and their Children Need Legal Protection

For the first time in 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released the numbers of same-sex marriages reported in the United States and data about their relationships. The decision to release this information reversed a Bush-era policy that prohibited the release … Continue reading

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A Major Win for Marriage Equality is Intertwined With the Fight for Reproductive Autonomy

This week marked an enormous step forward for LGBT rights in the United States when Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker declared Proposition 8 – California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage – unconstitutional. In his opinion, Judge Walker emphasized the … Continue reading

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PA Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote on Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

The PA Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on SB707, a joint resolution which proposes amending the state constitution by adding a definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Lesbian and gay couples deserve full legal … Continue reading

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Working Women, Happier Families

A recent report by the Pew Research Center has reignited the debate over gender roles within heterosexual marriages. Due to significant changes in educational and employment statistics between men and women, the economic roles between spouses is changing. The study … Continue reading

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What Does Ellen and Portia’s Marriage Mean for Same-sex Marriage in the U.S.?

Saturday’s New York Times features an article about comedian Ellen DeGeneres discussing on Oprah Winfrey’s daytime talk show her recent marriage to actress Portia de Rossi. The wedding, filled with what the article suggests “may have been the most public … Continue reading

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Proposed Marriage Amendment in PA Legislature

Equality Advocates Pennsylvania has brought to our attention some PA state legislators’ intention to introduce a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman, in contrast to other states which are working toward marriage … Continue reading

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Maine Legislature Passes Same-sex Marriage Bill

ETA: Governor Baldacci has signed the bill, making Maine the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage. We are incredibly heartened by this step forward. The Maine State House has approved a bill that would allow same-sex couples … Continue reading

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