Some of this is old news by now, but here goes anyway:
- Transcript of Bush announcing the Federal Marriage Amendment.
- Amy Rubin describes her wedding to Alison (Dykes to Watch Out For) Bechdel in San Francisco.
- The American Anthropological Association has a statement on marriage:
The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution.
- Fairly good summary article from Time.
- A San Francisco columnist laments, tongue in cheek: Where Is My Gay Apocalypse?
- Some other biblical rules pertaining to marriage. (But I vaguely recall being told that Jesus brought a "new covenant" that revokes a lot of the Old Testament rules. I'm not clear on which bits were revoked and which weren't, though.)
- Interesting historical look at marriage in the US in the 17th through 19th centuries. I'm always chagrined when I yet again catch myself assuming that the way things are done in the modern US is more or less the way things have always been done everywhere. Of particular note: there have historically been places and times (in the US) when you could marry only if at least one partner was incapable of reproducing (because the chance of genetic defects would be too high if they had kids).
- If you've been wondering what the California state constitution (1.7.(b)) really says about equal rights, wonder no longer—Elliot R. to the rescue:
A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens.