Same-Sex Marriage: The Personal and the Political

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The same-sex marriage phenomenon is characterized on one hand by intense personal joys and on the other by longstanding activism and historic legal reasoning. Same-Sex Marriage tells both stories: the experiences of couples who have been able to marry, and the stories behind the scenes that explain how the legal battle has finally been fought.

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Overview


The same-sex marriage phenomenon is characterized on one hand by intense personal joys and on the other by longstanding activism and historic legal reasoning. Same-Sex Marriage tells both stories: the experiences of couples who have been able to marry, and the stories behind the scenes that explain how the legal battle has finally been fought.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781894663632
  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Alderson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Calgary in 1978, followed by a Masters degree in clinical, school and community psychology in 1984. As Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Calgary, Dr. Alderson's areas of research interest include all aspects of human sexuality, gender studies and gay identity. Kathleen A. Lahey was the lawyer for three couples who won the right to marry from the B.C. Court of Appeal as of July 8, 2003. She wrote Are We 'Persons' Yet? Law and Sexuality in Canada, and has published and consulted on a wide range of legal issues relating to equality and human rights.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I The political and legal struggle for marriage
Ch. 1 History, Loving, Stonewall and the queer civil rights movement 15
Ch. 2 Blocking queer marriage : Canada, the U.S. and Europe 19
Ch. 3 European breakthrough : the Netherlands and Belgium 35
Ch. 4 Changing social realities : from Hawaii to Massachusetts and beyond 47
Ch. 5 Marriage in Canada : Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec 69
Pt. II The personal : interviews
Pattie LaCroix and Terrah Keener - Vancouver, B.C. 111
Murray Warren and Peter Cook - Vancouver, B.C. 127
Robin Roberts and Diana Denny - Victoria, B.C. 149
Bob Peacock and Lloyd Thornhill - Vancouver, B.C. 163
Tom Graff and Antony Porcino - Vancouver, B.C. 183
Martha and Lin McDevitt-Pugh - Amsterdam, the Netherlands 205
Michael Hendricks and Rene LeBoeuf - Montreal, Quebec 221
Michael Leshner and Michael Stark - Toronto, Ontario 243
Angie and Lynn Keen - Kitchener, Ontario 261
Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell - Toronto, Ontario 273
Roddy Shaw and Nelson Ng - Hong Kong 283
Robert Berry and Leslie Sheare - Mississauga, Ontario 297
Brent and Steve Scheuerman-Stallone - Kansas City, Kansas 313
Rich North and Chris Vogel - Winnipeg, Manitoba 325
Marla Kavalak and Michelle Livingston - Moncton, New Brunswick 339
Hillary and Julie Goodridge - Boston, Massachusetts 353
The future : queering marriage 365
Further references 369
Acknowledgements 371
Index 375
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