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NARTH: National Association
for Research and Therapy for Homosexuals
Presents current information, clinical and ethical
issues, papers, research, testimonies, books, and resources about
therapy for homosexuality. From the National Association for Research
and Therapy for Homosexuals, a group that makes psychological
therapy available to gays and lesbians who want to change.
National Organization for Marriage
Click on “Research Briefs” to view which states have adopted constitutional amendments defining marriage as between a man and a woman. From the National Organization for Marriage, “a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.”
Quick Guide: Homosexuality and Gender
Articles covering homosexuality and gender from a Christian perspective. From Focus on the Family, an organization with the objective to help “preserve traditional values and the institution of the family.”
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Civil Liberties Union: Lesbian and Gay Rights
Includes news, laws, court cases, position papers,
fact sheets, and publications in defense of lesbian and gay rights.
From the American Civil Liberties Union, a national organization
that works “to defend and preserve the individual rights
and liberties guaranteed to all people” of the United States.
GLAAD – Gay &
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Includes news headlines, publications, resource kits
on a variety of topics including gay marriage, and information
on media and TV programs. From The Gay & Lesbian Alliance
Against Defamation (GLAAD), dedicated to promoting fair and accurate
representation of gays and lesbians in the media.
GLSEN: Gay , Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Click on “Research” for reports on GLTBQ students’ experiences in schools. Click on “What We Do” for information about GLSEN’s various initiatives, including Gay-Straight Alliances, Day of Silence, and No Name-Calling Week.
Human Rights Campaign
Features issues & legislation, publications,
legal briefs, congressional scorecards, and data on the state
of the workplace for gays and lesbians. Also provides information
on HIV/AIDS and gay marriage. From the Human Rights Campaign,
“provid[ing] a national voice on gay and lesbian issues.”
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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Timeline
A timeline of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a policy implemented in 1993 and repealed in 2011, which barred openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from serving in the U.S. military. From the JURIST, Web-based legal news and real-time legal research service powered by a mostly-volunteer team of over 30 part-time law students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Bowers v. Hardwick
Provides the text of this 1986 U.S. Supreme Court
case that allowed states to criminalize sodomy on the grounds
of public morality. From FindLaw, begun in 1995 as a list of Internet
resources compiled by engineer and attorney Timothy Stanley and
attorney Stacy Stern and now owned by the publisher West Group.
Fact sheets, press releases, new articles, and videos on a variety of legal issues affecting LGBT people and people living with HIV. Click on “Legal Work” and “In Your State” for a state-by-state overview of information such marriage and civil unions), employment protections, and parenting laws. From Lambda Legal, “the nation’s first legal organization dedicated to achieving full equality for lesbian and gay people.”
Lawrence v. Texas
Provides the text of this 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled state sodomy laws as unconstitutional and, thus, overturned the Court’s previous decision made in the 1986 case Bowers v. Hardwick. From the Legal Information Institute, co-founded by a Professor of Law and former Director of Educational Technologies at Cornell Law School.
Overview: The Six Current DOMA Lawsuits
In the wake of the Obama administration's decision not to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court, Equality Matters, “a campaign for full LGBT equality,” spotlights the six main DOMA lawsuits currently working their way through the legal system.
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December 30, 2011