Support for LGBTQ Marriage and Relationships
Family life is the biggest priority for many people. When your relationship status changes, you may worry about how it will affect your child/children. You are not alone; many people face changing family landscapes and the resources below are some of the best at helping you make healthy and loving decisions.
Same sex couples have seen progress in recognized relationship status in recent years. We continue to work each and every day to promote equal rights. The following resources provide information, education, and data on relationships and marriage in both the LGBTQ and general community.
ACLU LGBTQ Relationship Information - a great resource on relationship rights
American Psychology Association - researched based perspectives on marriage and relationships
Human Rights Campaign - articles and posts about relationships from HRC, a leading organization on human rights
Pew Research - research resources and articles on same-sex marriage
United Church of Christ - Information and resources on marriage recognition in the UCC church, one of the most welcoming and affirming Christian denominations
State Specific Marriage Information
Laws regarding same-sex marriage vary state-by-state so it is important to learn your state's specific regulations.
Children from Prior Relationships
If your relationship status is changing, your first thought is probably your child/children. Your legal rights as a parent still exist and, even in the face of challenging circumstances, you can make decisions that are in the best interest of your child/children. The growth and happiness of your entire family is important and the following resources can help inform your choices.