To answer the question of why gay and lesbian couples should have the right to marry, we must first answer the question of why we value the institution of marriage in our society. Today, America needs strong marriages more than ever, and denying gay an d lesbian couples the right to marry, no longer makes sense. The struggle for legal marriage in America by homosexuals has been mounted primarily by individuals--mostly couples--since 1971. Yet no major organization seriously pursued legal marriage until 1994. Same-sex couples deserve laws protecting the sancticity and intimacy of their relationships. Same-sex marriages should have the same respect and the same legal standing as traditional marriages.
Important discussions about percussions we will have to face if gay marriages are not accepted or recognized.
A comprehensive collection of same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships discussing the definition of a family, partnership in domesticity, domestic partner policies, same sex marriages, and constitutional fundamental rights.
A National same-sex couples supporting the diverse community of committed gay and lesbian partners through a variety of media. This site provides extensive info on issues of concern to same-sex couples, including legal marriage and sources of support.
The possibility that Hawaii may offer legal gay marriages is discussed (on the grounds that forbidding gays to marry is form of discrimination and should be stopped).
Discusses issue related to the debate surrounding the 989 Danish law providing for registered homosexual partnerships that are comparable (with several limitations) with legal marriages.
Marriage among gays if legalized will be very significant in that it will shape the concept of domestic partnership and have an equalizing effect for homosexual couples.