The freedom to marry was a hard-won victory, achieved in 2015. The following resources address the crucial importance of marriage equality for same-sex couples and their families, and look at the impact the freedom to marry had on equality across the country.
June 2018 – Authored by MAP and the Family Equality Council Putting Children at Risk: How Efforts to Undermine Marriage Equality Harm Children highlights how recent efforts to undermine marriage equality and protections for LGBT families pose a profound threat to the children in these families.
August 2016 - States with the freedom to marry do not ban same-sex couples from entering into legal marriages. Some states also offer comprehensive relationship recognition, such as domestic partnerships or civil unions, to same- and opposite-sex couples. Laws allowing same-sex couples to marry can also benefit bisexual and transgender people in same-sex relationships.
June 2015 - Infographics drawn from the report Mapping LGBT Equality in America, but updated following the Supreme Court's decision extending the freedom to marry to all Americans.
April 2014 - To build and sustain support for the freedom to marry, focus on the values of marriage, emphasize why caring people don't deny others the chance of happiness in marriage, share stories of the journey to support, and more.