Man and Woman:
Marriage and Same-Sex Unions from the United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops for the Catholic viewpoint of the topic.
Considerations regarding Proposals to give Legal Recognition to
Unions between Homosexual Persons -- official Vatican
document and teaching.
The Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 -- in the US Congress
(this is NOT the same as an amendment of the Constitution), in .pdf
A Legal Overview
for Marriage -- a FAQ and includes polling data.
Rights -- from Public Agenda, an organization that "unbiased
and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American
leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from
education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility
in American life."
Iowa Supreme Court Rules in Marriage Case --
full text from the Iowa Supreme court which is 69 pages long in
and Legal Recognition of Same-sex Unions -- a discussion paper
from the Canada Department of Justice. Click
here for the Decision of that Supreme Court.
an overview --
from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University
National Organization for Marriage -- the conservative
viewpoint can be found here.
Pew Forum on Religion &
Public Life: Gay Marriage -- This nonpartisan organization
provides information (news, backgrounders, polls and surveys), but
takes no position on "issues at the intersection of religion and
Proposition 8 Cases -- from the California Supreme Court, it
also contains an mp3 download of
the March 5th oral argument.
from "about.com", FAQ sheet, laws, and more.
Marriage: Bibliography of the Legal Literature
-- Rutgers Law Library, Newark. Excellent site.
Marriage & Civil Unions
-- all sides of the issue from the Ontario Consultants on Religious
Marriage: the issues -- a well-organized page
from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for the progressive viewpoint to the topic.
State Sponsored Homophobia
-- A world survey of national laws. .pdf
Status of Same-Sex Relationships Nationwide --
recognize what legal status.