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Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee records

Call Number: MS 2106

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of questionnaires created by the Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee sent to political candidates in Connecticut to assess their positions on marriage equality and other LGBT rights issues. The collection also contains correspondence, committee files, meeting minutes, and information on the committee’s political endorsements.


  • 2010 - 2012


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research. Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee, 2019.


The material is arranged as received from the donor.

Related Materials

Love Makes a Family Records (MS 1962).


.58 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection documents the activities of the Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee (LMF PAC), which worked towards electing pro-marriage equality candidates in state and national elections in Connecticut.

Biographical / Historical

The Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee (LMF PAC) (2002-2011) worked for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in Connecticut by supporting and working for pro marriage equality candidates for elected office. It was the political action arm of Love Makes a Family (1999-2009), a Connecticut statewide coalition of organizations and individuals whose mission was to pass a second-parent adoption law; support efforts to pass a domestic partnership package for state employees; defeat Defense of Marriage Amendments (DOMAs) both to the state statute and the state constitution; and to pass a marriage equality law for same-sex couples in Connecticut. The first three goals were reached by 2000; the marriage equality law was passed in 2008. Love Makes a Family developed into three inter-related entities: LMF, Inc., incorporated as a 501(c)(4) in 2000; the LMF Political Action Committee, established in 2002; and the LMF Foundation, incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2006. After meeting its goals through community education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy and lobbying, LMF, Inc. and LMF Foundation disbanded in 2009. The Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee disbanded in 2011.
Guide to the Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee records
compiled by Robert Bartels
June 2021
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