July 18, 2006

Resources on the Federal Marriage Amendment

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has assembled a variety of resources on the Federal Marriage Amendment, including reports, event transcripts, polling data and news clips.
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Poll Report: Less Opposition to Gay Marriage, Adoption and Military Service
A poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reports that public acceptance of homosexuality has increased in a number of ways in recent years, though it remains a deeply divisive issue.

Poll Report: Abortion and Rights of Terror Suspects Top Court Issues
A Forum poll in August 2005 showed, for the first time, a majority (53%) favors permitting gays and lesbians to enter into legal arrangements that would give them many of the same rights as married couples.

Poll Report: Religious Beliefs Underpin Opposition to Homosexuality
A Forum poll in July 2003 found that religious belief is a major factor in attitudes towards homosexuals.

Publication: Sacred Vows, Public Purposes: Religion, the Marriage Movement and Marriage Policy
A July 2002 publication features a report by W. Bradford Wilcox, with discussion from a Pew Forum event.

Event Transcript: The Ties That Divide
A conversation on gay marriage with Andrew Sullivan and Gerard Bradley.

50-State Rundown on Gay Marriage Laws
Stateline.org maintains a 50-state roundup of current law and proposals to change state marriage laws.

News

House Rejects Marriage Ban Amendment (AP, 7/18/06)
Gay Marriage Amendment Rejected by Senate (AP, 6/7/06)
Republicans Reignite Hot-Button Issues (Wall Street Journal, 6/6/06)
Debate Begins on Gay Marriage (Wash Post, 6/6/06)
Conservatives Watching Senate Debate on Gay Marriage (NY Times, 6/6/06)
Bush Backs Amendment on Marriage (Chicago Tribune, 6/6/06)
Op Ed: Gay Issue is Back, But Too Late For the Right? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/6/06)
New Plea for Gay-Wedding Ban (Knight Ridder, 6/6/06)
Marriage Debate Poses Risks for GOP (CQ, 6/5/06)
Same-Sex Marriage Foes Say Religious Liberty at Risk (Chicago Tribune, 6/5/06)
Bush Priority: Gay Marriage Ban (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/5/06)
Bush Calls for an Amendment Banning Same-Sex Nuptials (NY Times, 6/4/06)
What’s in a Name? For Gay Marriage Fight, Quite a Bit (Religion News Service, 6/2/06)
Bush to Back Gay Marriage Ban Amendment (AP, 6/2/06)
Gay Marriage Looms as ‘Battle of Our Times’ (Christian Science Monitor, 6/1/06)
Op Ed: Gay Marriage Amendment: Case Closed (National Journal, 5/28/06)
Stances Framed on Gay Unions (Akron Beacon Journal, 5/28/06)
Scholars Ponder Same-Sex Marriage Issues (AP, 5/28/06)
LDS to Push Marriage Amendment (Deseret Morning News, 5/27/06)
Op Ed: Gay-Marriage Ban a No-Win Deal for Bush (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/22/06)
Even Deep in Dixie, Gays Sense Acceptance (AP, 5/21/06)
Senate Committee OK’s Ban Against Gay Marriage (AP, 5/19/06)
Senate Committee OK’s Ban Against Gay Marriage (AP, 5/19/06)
Religious Coalition Backs Amendment (Chicago Tribune, 4/28/06)
Religious Right Can’t Find Same Page on Gay Marriage Ban (CQ, 4/24/06)
A Religious Push Against Gay Unions (NY Times, 4/24/06)
The Egg Roll (Again!) Becomes a Stage for Controversy (NY Times, 4/10/06)
Washington Gay Marriage Ruling Looms (Stateline.org, 3/30/06)
Job Benefits for Gay Partners Targeted (Stateline.org, 3/10/06)

From Advocacy Groups

Alliance for Marriage
American Enterprise Institute
Concerned Women for America: Culture and Family Institute
Human Rights Campaign
Log Cabin Republicans
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Family Research Council
Lambda Legal
National Organization for Women

Other Resources

Marriage Protection Amendment (S.J. Res 1)
Religion Link: A Guide to Covering Same-Sex Marriage
National Conference of State Legislatures Same-Sex Marriage Issue Page and Timeline
Key Vote Analysis (Wash Post, 6/7/06)