The Backlash to Marriage Intensifies

Anti-marriage amendments pass in eight states, New Jersey falls short of securing marriage, and New York and Washington’s highest courts uphold the states’ bans on same-sex marriage.

But progress takes hold in unexpected places with Arizona voters defeating an anti-marriage constitutional amendment on the ballot, and Gill Foundation grantees delivering state-court victories in Arkansas and Indiana allowing LGBT people to foster and adopt children.

The Gill Foundation co-establishes the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), a think tank that becomes the research and messaging epicenter of the movement, providing critical analysis and communications guidance that helps shift public opinion in favor of marriage equality.