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Appeals Court Rules Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional - Experts Needed

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Group Recommends Removing Sexual Orientation-Related Disorders From the International Classification of Diseases

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A working group evaluating sexual orientation-related disorders listed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a publication of the World Health Organization (WHO), has recommended the disorders be deleted, a move that will make getting health care easier for gays and others who may have gender atypicality.

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Marriage Legalization Could Lead to Dissolution of Same-Sex Relationships, New Study Shows

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A new study by economists at the University of Arkansas shows that relationship hazard rates – the threat of dissolution – among same-sex daters and cohabiters will likely increase with the probability of legalization.

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My Two Dads: Does Gender Matter When Raising Children?

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In a book published this month, a Rutgers law professor examines what makes a good parent and how marriage equality improves the welfare of children of same-sex couples

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As Illinois Ushers in Gay Marriage, the Event 'Gay & Married: Welcome to the Family' Addresses Challenges & Opportunities

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The Family Institute at Northwestern University has partnered with Equality Illinois to present Gay & Married: Welcome to the family on June 5 in Chicago. This event will discuss the challenges and opportunities that follow this momentous cultural shift.

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Nurses Hold Key to Providing Quality Care to Older LGBT Adults

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UAB School of Nursing authors show that even though LGBT populations are often grouped together, each is a distinct group with specific health care needs.

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Texas Tech Survey Update: Abbott to Win Texas Governor, Voter ID Law Didn’t Cause Problems and Texans Split on Gay Marriage

Researchers at Texas Tech University’s Earl Survey Research Center issued updated numbers on issues from who will likely be the next governor of Texas to gay marriage and voter ID laws.

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ASA Amicus Brief Supports Suit to Overturn Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today supporting the fight to overturn Virginia’s gay marriage ban and continuing its now 14-month effort to highlight the overwhelming body of social science research that confirms “children fare just as well” when raised by same-sex or heterosexual parents.

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Carsey Institute: More Than 40 Percent of LGBTQ+ College Students Report Intimate Partner Violence

More than 40 percent of LGBTQ+ college students (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender, queer, questioning and other nonheterosexual identities) report that they have experienced intimate partner violence in their current relationships, a rate that generally aligns with the rate of violence among heterosexual couples, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

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New CWRU Study to Focus on Understanding Challenges of Transgender Children and Their Parents

Amy Przeworski, assistant professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University, and graduate student Jennifer Birnkrant will lead an online study that captures the experiences of transgender and gender variant children and their parents.

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