Same-Sex Marriage

Background Information

More books about same-sex marriage and related topics can be found using the Library's catalog.

American Marriage: A Political Institution HQ 535. Y 35 2012
An Argument for Same-sex Marriage: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and Public Expressions of Civic Equality Online only
Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage: Valuing All Families Under the Law KF 538. P 65 2008
From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-sex Marriage KF 539. K 58 2013
Gay Rights, Marriage, and the Supreme Court [Video] Online only
License to Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-sex Couples Online only
Politics of Gay Marriage [Video] Online only
Same-sex Marriage: Granting Equal Rights or Damaging the Status of Marriage Online only
Same-sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court HQ 1034. U 5 P 54 2013

Journal Articles

Suggested keywords: gay marriage, same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, civil rights

Academic Search Premier
This database can be used to locate thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals on the legal and social aspects of the same-sex marriage debate.
CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher is an excellent resources for balanced information about same-sex marriage.
Legal Collection
This database contains thousands of articles written by lawyers and other legal experts. It can be used to find information about the legal history of same-sex marriage as well as current information and news.
LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic is another great source of company information and articles on gay marriage. Not only does it cover hundreds of newspaper titles, but it also covers legal journals and magazines.

Web Resources

Legal Information Institute: Marriage
The LII is a well respected source of online legal information. This topic page contains an overview of the topic of marriage rights in the United States, as well as extensive links to supreme court cases, state law, and online guides to the legal issues.
Overview of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
Created and maintained by the politically neutral Pew Research Center, this page contains an overview and history of the same-sex marriage debate and links to useful polling information.
Same-sex Marriage Laws
This page lists all the current laws in the United States permitting or blocking same-sex marriage. The site is maintained by the National Council of State Legislatures.