Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

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Jun 262013
Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court Struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act this morning in the much anticipated ruling United States v. Windsor.  The majority opinion was given by Justice Kennedy who was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.  Chief Justice John Roberts and […Full Article]

Oct 242010
Gay Adoption Laws

Florida currently does not allow gays to adopt. It is the only state in the United States with such a law. On January 10, 2005, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case to challenge the Floridian law. To read the article in the Washington Post click on Gay-Adoption Ban In Florida to Stand. Update […Full Article]

Oct 162010
Gay Couples

Sharon Jayson in USA Today in November 2009 reported the following: In the 2000 Census, one “in five male couples and one in three lesbian couples were raising children.” In the 1990 Census, the numbers were “one in 20 male couples and one in five lesbian couples” were raising children. The “2008 American Community Survey […Full Article]

Oct 082010
Gays in the Military

Click on the chart below to see an enlarged, clearer chart. To read additional information, click on Palm Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Sage Publications “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, and the respective polling organizations. Click on the chart below to see an enlarged, clearer chart. According to the International Lesbian and […Full Article]

Oct 082010
Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples Compared to Heterosexual Couples

According to the United States General Accounting Office, in 1997 there were 1,049 federal laws in which benefits, rights, and privileges based on marital status. In 2003, 1,138 federal laws existed. The benefits included social security benefits, veterans’ benefits, taxation, federal employee benefits, immigration and naturalization, and intellectual property rights. To read the entire report, […Full Article]

Oct 082010
Same-Sex Couples Compared to Heterosexual Couples

The Family Research Council illustrated some differences between homosexual couples and heterosexual couples. Heterosexual marriages last longer the homosexual relationships. Homosexual males have more infidelity than heterosexual couples. Violence between the partners happens more in homosexual relationships than in heterosexual relationships. To read the entire article, click on Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to […Full Article]

Oct 082010
Do Same-Sex Civil Unions Decrease Marriage Rates?

According to Michael Dobbs of The Washington Post “domestic partnerships or civil unions were introduced in Washington D.C. in 1992, Hawaii in 1997, Vermont and California in 2000, Maine in 2004, Connecticut in 2005, and New Jersey in 2006, and Washington in 2007. Only one state, Massachusetts (2004), permits same-sex marriage.” Marriage rates have decreased […Full Article]

Oct 082010
European and American Sentiment on Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions

According to the Pew Research Center, “a study released by the European Commission in 2006 found that a plurality of people in the European Union (49%) oppose gay marriage. Yet, as in the United States, the public remains divided, with 44% [of people in the European Union] favoring same-sex marriage.” The article also stated “that […Full Article]

Oct 082010
Countries/States Allowing Same-Sex Marriage or Civil Unions

According to, the following countries/states allow same-sex marriage: The Netherlands/Holland, 2001 Belgium, 2003 Massachusetts, USA, 2004 Canada, 2005 Spain, 2005 South Africa, 2006 Connecticut, USA, 2008 Norway, 2009 Iowa, USA, 2009 Sweden, 2009 Vermont, USA, 2009 Furthermore, according to, the following countries/states allow same-sex registered partnerships / civil unions or provide some form […Full Article]