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Findlaw - Same Sex Marriage
This section of Findlaw covers the history of gay marriage; the federal Defense of Marriage Act; various state laws, constitutional amendments, and court decisions that authorize or prohibit same-sex marriage; how gay marriage compares to civil unions; and more.
The Pew Forum - Gay Marriage and Homosexuality
Opinion data and analysis reports regarding same-sex marriage in the United States. From the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The Williams Institute
Original research reports about same-sex marriage., as well as demographic analyses on the LGBT community. Think tank and research institute at the UCLA School of Law.
Organizations FOR Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.
American Foundation for Equal Rights
The American Foundation for Equal Rights is dedicated to protecting and advancing equal rights for every American.
As the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of California’s Proposition 8, now known as Hollingsworth v. Perry, AFER is leading the fight for marriage equality and equality under the law for every American.
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
Founded in 1978, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
As a nonprofit organization, they do not charge plaintiffs for legal representation or advocacy, and they receive no government funding.
Organizations AGAINST Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage
Family Research Council
Family Research Council's mission is to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.
National Organization for Marriage
Nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to support and pass Proposition 8 in California. Focus of site is on Prop 8 and related cases.
Defendant in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. A coalition of organizations and individuals including the California Family Alliance, Focus on the Family, and the Family Research Council.