Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: Focus on the Facts / Edition 1 by Sean Cahill | 9780739108826 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: Focus on the Facts / Edition 1

Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: Focus on the Facts / Edition 1

by Sean Cahill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739108824

ISBN-13: 9780739108826

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Lexington Books

Despite all the recent media attention, Cahill (director, Policy Institute, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) notes that a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage ranks low on issues of importance to most Americans. In arguing for equality in marriage, he dispels anti-gay myths and presents research findings, trends, laws, party platforms, and stories to

Overview

Despite all the recent media attention, Cahill (director, Policy Institute, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) notes that a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage ranks low on issues of importance to most Americans. In arguing for equality in marriage, he dispels anti-gay myths and presents research findings, trends, laws, party platforms, and stories to instill reason into the political debate. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739108826
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Fast Factsxii
1A Fierce Debate1
Landmark Decisions1
Legislative Efforts to Restrict Same-Sex Marriage5
Historical Precedents to the Current Debate12
Civil Marriage and Religious Marriage13
2"Family Values": A Political Agenda?19
Defining the Anti-Gay Movement19
Financial Resources20
Local Campaigns22
A Larger Agenda24
Focus on Homosexuality26
What Do Anti-Gay Groups Say about Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Families?26
3The Benefits of Being Family43
Defining the Family43
The 2000 Census's Same-Sex Couple Sample45
Parenting among Same-Sex Couples and Single Gay Parents45
Custody Rights51
Adoption Rights52
Elder Couples56
Health Care59
Unequal Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Couples61
4Gay Rights on the Political Stage65
The First Wave of Anti-Gay Ballot Campaigns65
1972-1980: The Emergence of Gay Issues in Presidential Politics66
The Reagan Years68
Late 1980s and Early 1990s: The Rise in Anti-Gay Activism69
Pro-Gay Advances in the 1990s73
Anti-Gay Politics in the 1992 Presidential Election77
1996: Defending Marriage80
The 2000 Election Campaign82
The Bush--Cheney Administration in 200486
The White House Defends Its Position90
The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates: The Most Pro-Gay Field Yet97
Current Measures99
5The Case for Marriage Equality101
Two Stories101
Surviving Same-Sex Partners and the Aftermath of 9/11104
Focus on the Future107
Afterword111
Notes113
Select Bibliography145
Index153

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >