Marriage and Family Issues for LGBT People
Psychology has an important perspective to bring to the topics of marriage and family issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. APA has been actively involved in highlighting that perspective through the research-based resolutions, briefs for legal cases and additional resources featured here.
Answers to Your Questions About Same-Sex Marriage
With so much attention to marriage for same-sex couples playing out in the public policy arena, as well as around water coolers, kitchen tables and in classrooms, what does the science have to say about such relationships? Who is affected and how? And why is it so important? This resource is an introduction to these common questions.
Lesbian and Gay Parenting
Includes a summary of research findings on lesbian mothers, gay fathers and their children; an annotated bibliography of the published psychological literature; and additional resources relevant to lesbian and gay parenting.
Marriage Equality and LGBT Health (PDF, 100KB)
This fact sheet highlights empirical evidence that illustrates the harmful psychological effect of policies restricting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Watch the Invited Address by Evan Wolfson at APA's 2010 Annual Convention — "2020 Vision: Winning the Freedom to Marry this Decade"
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Fact Sheet on Lesbian and Gay Parents (PDF, 40KB)
Fact Sheet on the Defense of Marriage Act (PDF, 90KB)
U.S. Health and Human Services
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families
Released by the Movement Advancement Project, the Center for American Progress and the Family Equality Council. A groundbreaking report about the 2 million children being raised by LGBT parents in the United States. Summary.
LGBT Families of Color: Facts at a Glance
A brief based on All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families that examines how the intersection of inequitable laws, social stigma and race-based discrimination collide in ways that create significant challenges for LGBT families of color.