Annotated Works Cited: Perspectives on Gay Marriage

Bennett, Jessica, and Jesse Ellison. “The Case Against Marriagee.” N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.

This article summed up the main points against marriage and shared some useful statistics for the narrative about marriage’s obsolescence.

Eckholm, Erik. “Denied Survivor’s Benefits After Wife’s Death, Texas Widow Files a

Federal Suit.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 22 Oct. 2014. Web. 20 Jan.


This article explained a situation where a couple got legally married in massachusetts and then moved to Texas. A few years later Kathleen Murphy’s 62-year old wife died from cancer. After her death, a grieving ms. Murphy applied for spousal survivor benefits but was denied because gay marriage is not recognized in Texas. This source was mainly useful for evidence and examples of the painful ways the denied rights affect families. I used it to create the understanding of how real it is for same sex partners.

“GLAD’s Mission and Values.” Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders. N.p., n.d. Web.

20 Jan. 2015.

The GLAD website illustrates their main values and goals around the legalization of same sex marriage. GLAD expresses their dedication to active steps toward equality. They list the ways in which they have defended victims of discrimination, and the cases they’ve worked on. I used multiple different pages on this website, but they all served as info on the different organizations that are for human rights.GLAD was especially helpful because it wasn’t just an organization based on education, but they take action and help settle disputes.

 Gobry, Pasca Emmanuel. “The ‘evolution’ of Obama’s Stance on Gay Marriage.” NBC News. N.p., 3 Sept. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.

This article article helped find what types of things Christians say justifying their opposition on gay marriage. It was very bias, but at the time that was exactly what I needed to gain a better understanding of those opposed.

“HRC’s Mission Statement.” Human Rights Campaign. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

The Human Rights Campaign website was also another large role in my supporters and funders section. They also influence the public through education and programs. They are very hands on and spread out, and they articulate this in their mission statement. Their main goal is to get their message out far and wide. I used this source as an example of the educational, easy to support gay rights program.

Langer, Gary. “Poll: Most Americans Say They’re Christian.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 18 July 2013. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

This article lead me to find very important information that helped me with the introduction of my essay. I learned the approximately 83% of our countries population identifies as Christian, which gave me the idea to pursue christianity when exploring those who are opposed to Gay-marriage.

Schlatter, Evelyn. “Southern Poverty Law Center.” 18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda. N.p., Dec. 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.

This article gave me a very thorough and explanatory list of a whole bunch of anti-gay organizations. Not only did it talk about their goals, it talked about how they are corrupt.

Wolfson, Evan. “Protections Denied to Same-sex Couples and Their Kids.” Freedom to Marry. N.p., n.d. Web.

This website, Freedom to Marry, conveys their goals of marriage for all sexuality. This specific article illustrated the rights denied to same sex partners, and the need for those benefits. The organization places heavy emphasis on the fact that marriage for all is only moral. I used this article to find a large advocate for gay marriage rights, and his personal opinions and goals. I also used the rest of the website as another source for organizations defending gay rights.


One thought on “Annotated Works Cited: Perspectives on Gay Marriage

  1. I like how you included obamas views in 2004 vs now, but I think it would have been a bit more spicy if you added some information about the pope.


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