America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage by Daniel R. Pinello | 9780521848565 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage

America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage

by Daniel R. Pinello
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521848563

ISBN-13: 9780521848565

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage chronicles the evolution of the social movement for same-sex marriage in the United States and examines the political controversies surrounding gay people's quest for access to the civil institution of marriage. The book focuses on the momentous events that began in November 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial

Overview

America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage chronicles the evolution of the social movement for same-sex marriage in the United States and examines the political controversies surrounding gay people's quest for access to the civil institution of marriage. The book focuses on the momentous events that began in November 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court declared unequivocally that the state's conferral of marriage only on opposite-sex couples violated constitutional principles of respect for individual autonomy and equality under law. The decision both triggered a political backlash of national proportion and prompted officials in San Francisco, Multnomah County (OR), Sandoval County (NM), and New Paltz (NY) to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The volume relies on in-depth interviews to provide an insider account of how courts, politicians, and activists maneuver and deal with a cutting-edge social policy issue, as well as real-life narratives about everyday people whom the debate immediately affects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521848565
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Overview and background; 3. Massachusetts; 4. California; 5. Oregon; 6. New York; 7. Conclusion.

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