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On the Road to Same-Sex Marriage: A Supportive Guide to Psychological, Political, and Legal Issues
     

On the Road to Same-Sex Marriage: A Supportive Guide to Psychological, Political, and Legal Issues

by Robert P. Cabaj (Editor), David W. Purcell (Editor)
 

An informative, provocative, and compassionate view of same sex marriage

All of society will benefit when all members are treated as equals, with equal respect and with equal access to rights, protections, legal supports, and sanctions.
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Perceptive and informative, this is an essential compendium for same sex couples struggling to gain the

Overview

An informative, provocative, and compassionate view of same sex marriage

All of society will benefit when all members are treated as equals, with equal respect and with equal access to rights, protections, legal supports, and sanctions.
'from the book

Perceptive and informative, this is an essential compendium for same sex couples struggling to gain the psychological support and legal benefits guaranteed to couples in legally sanctioned marriages.

Robert Cabaj, David Purcell, and other experts experts in the field provide a comprehensive historical overview of same sex marriage along with a profile of contemporary, long-standing gay relationships.

Covering a variety of emotional, psychological, and legal topics, the authors argue that same sex marriage is not a moral question, but a civil rights issue of equal treatment and non-discrimination. In this thorough analysis, they probe the harmful psychological effects that denying marital status has on same sex couples, as well as on society as a whole.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A clear and useful overview." —The National Law Journal

"The timing is perfect. On the Road to Same-Sex Marriage is a welcome contribution to the dialogue on equal treatment under the law." —Brian McNaught, author, Now That I'm Out, What Do I Do? Thoughts on Living Deliberately

"This is an excellent and comprehensive resource for lesbians and gays who look forward to legalized same-sex marriage, as well as for politicians, judges, and attorneys who will decide when to allow that choice." —Nanette K. Gartrell, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, and Dee Mosbacher, psychiatrist and filmmaker

"Fascinating, informative, diverse-an unusually thorough and cutting-edge compilation on a variety of issues for same-sex couples." —Andrew M. Mattison and David P. McWhirter, coauthors of The Male Couple and associate clinical professors of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Charles Yarborough
In this meticulously researched and complellingly written book, Cabaj and Purcell examine the history of same-sex unions and the hard-won inevitability of same-sex marriage.
Alternative Family Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787909628
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/20/1997
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT P. CABAJ M.D., is associate clinical professor in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and medical director of San Mateo Mental Health Services in San Mateo, California. He is past-president of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists. DAVID W. PURCELL J.D., Ph.D., a psychologist and attorney, recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine. He now works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Intervention Research Branch, Division of HIV and AIDS, in Atlanta.

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