While we are making progress, the rights of LGBTQ people to be who they are and marry who they love are not guaranteed in many places around the world — which is why supporting the global fight for marriage equality is a focus for HRC. Even in the United States, navigating the specifics of marriage as an LGBTQ person is not always straightforward. We’ve compiled these resources to help explain your options and simplify the process.

Health & Aging, Marriage

Health Care Proxy

A health care proxy, or durable power of attorney for health care, allows you to designate another person as your agent to make health care decisions on your behalf.

International, Marriage

Marriage Equality Around the World

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation tracks developments in the legal recognition of same-sex marriage around the world. Working with our network of alumni and partners, we lift up the voices…

Workplace, Marriage

Federal Laws Impacting Domestic Partner Benefits

When discussing Domestic Partner Benefits, it is important to be aware of the numerous laws that provide, and often restrict, numerous benefits to people in certain types of relationship. Domestic…