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Title The marrying kind? : debating same-sex marriage within the lesbian and gay movement / Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor, editors
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 416 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement; Contents; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Marital Discord: Understanding the Contested Place of Marriage in the Lesbian and Gay Movement; Part I: Marital Discord; Chapter 1: What's the Matter with Newark?: Race, Class, Marriage Politics, and the Limits of Queer Liberalism; Chapter 2: Same-Sex Marriage and Constituent Perceptions of the LGBT Rights Movement; Chapter 3: Beyond Queer vs. LGBT: Discursive Community and Marriage Mobilization in Massachusetts; Part II: Marriage-Equality Opposition
Chapter 4: Winning for LGBT Rights Laws, Losing for Same-Sex Marriage: The LGBT Movement and Campaign TacticsChapter 5: Yes on Proposition 8: The Conservative Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage; Part III: Marriage Activism; Chapter 6: Mobilization through Marriage: The San Francisco Wedding Protest; Chapter 7: The Long Journey to Marriage: Same-Sex Marriage, Assimilation, and Resistance in the Heartland; Chapter 8: Being Seen through Marriage: Lesbian Wedding Photographs and the Troubling of Heteronormativity; Part IV: The Impact of the Marriage-Equality Movement
Chapter 9: Normalization, Queer Discourse, and the Marriage-Equality Movement in VermontChapter 10: What Happens When You Get What You Want?: The Relationship between Organizational Identity and Goals in the Movement for Same-Sex Marriage; Chapter 11: Debating Same-Sex Marriage: Lesbian and Gay Spouses Speak to the Literature; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary As the fight for same-sex marriage rages across the United States and lesbian and gay couples rush to marriage license counters, the goal of marriage is still fiercely questioned within the LGBT movement. Rarely has an objective so central to a social movement's political agenda been so controversial within the movement itself. While antigay forces work to restrict marriage to one man and one woman, lesbian and gay activists are passionately arguing about the desirability, viability, and social consequences of same-sex marriage. The Marrying Kind? is the first boo
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Subject Gay rights -- United States.
Same-sex marriage -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Bernstein, Mary, editor
Taylor, Verta A., editor
LC no. 2013010127
ISBN 1452939624 (electronic bk.)
9781452939629 (electronic bk.)
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