A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847074

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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This book offers an analysis of the past and current status of same-sex marriage in the United States and other nations of the world, accompanied by a balanced review of the arguments in favor of and opposed to the practice. * Presents laws, executive orders, reports, and legal decisions regarding same-sex marriage * Contains a clear chronology of U.S. and international events related to same-sex marriage * Provides an extensive annotated bibliography of books, articles, and electronic sources * Includes bibliographic sketches of important individuals in the history of same-sex marriage * Offers profiles of the major organizations that are actively involved in the issue and represent various perspectives
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Author: Kathleen A. Lahey,Kevin Alderson

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897414986

Category: Gay couples

Page: 380

View: 7506

Alderson tells the stories of same-sex couples who have actually gotten married, as well as the behind-the-scenes stories that explain the legal victory that made this all possible.
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Putting Every Household at Risk

Author: Mathew D. Staver

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805431969

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 909

Staver argues that the allowing of same-sex marriages in San Francisco speaks to the homosexual agenda's cultural assault and the church's timidity in confronting it.
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Focus on the Facts

Author: Sean Cahill,Sean Robert Cahill

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739108826

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 7399

The rhetoric and emotion surrounding the same-sex marriage debate tends to obscure the facts and figures. Tracing the development of same-sex marriage in the United States and its deployment as a political tool, Sean Cahill lays out the current situation in plain language and explains what's at stake.
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Author: John Corvino,Maggie Gallagher

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199756325

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 281

View: 4527

This volume presents both sides of the debate over whether same-sex marriage should be legalized.
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Author: Evan Gerstmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521009522

Category: Law

Page: 222

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Same Sex Marriage and the Constitution argues that same-sex marriage is an important constitutional issue facing society.
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Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution

Author: Mark Strasser

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501717723

Category: LAW

Page: 256

View: 1347

In a new preface, Mark Strasser discusses recent developments in the legal battle over same-sex marriages in Hawaii. He anticipates the likely state and nationwide impact of the Hawaii Supreme Court's decision. Mark Strasser examines the issue of same-sex marriage in light of contemporary constitutional and domestic relations law, showing why the usual arguments against recognizing such unions are either weak or irrelevant. The Supreme Court has articulated numerous interests promoted by marriage, all of which apply to same-sex as well as opposite-sex couples. According to Strasser, the argument made most frequently to deny recognition to same-sex unions—that marriage exists to provide a setting for the production and raising of children—is in fact a reason to acknowledge such unions. The claim that marriage is for children biologically related to both parents is refuted in the case law, which treats biological and adopted children as legally indistinguishable. Strasser explains Baehr v. Lewin, the precedent setting case in Hawaii, and addresses the implications of state-by-state decisions to ban or recognize same-sex unions. He analyzes what it would mean to say that a policy violates the Equal Protection or Due Process Clauses of the Constitution, and compares biased polices that target gays and lesbians with those that victimize racial minorities. Strasser argues that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is both unconstitutional and a public policy disaster. It does not give states additional rights with respect to which marriages they need not recognize, Strasser explains, but only with respect which divorces they need not recognize. For example, DOMA seems to allow an individual to avoid a court-imposed duty to support an ex-spouse of the same sex simply by changing his or her domicile. Moreover, Strasser argues, DOMA is an open invitation for states to demand exceptions that will wreak havoc in domestic relations law. In a recent response to conservative arguments about marriage, Legally Wed explicates established and involving legal principles, and shows how invidiously these have been applied to the issues of gay rights in general and same-sex unions in particular.
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A Guide to Same-sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions

Author: Frederick Hertz,Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413309844

Category: Law

Page: 269

View: 4144

Presents the legal specifications and regulations of same-sex marriage in the United States, including state-by-state legislation, federal tax implications, and tips on divorce, child custody, and estate planning.
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A Rights Disagreement in Democratic Societies

Author: Man Yee Karen Lee

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004179267

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 3308

Om udviklingen i homoseksuelles rettigheder på det ægteskabsretlige område i internationalt perspektiv.
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Promise and Resistance

Author: Jason Pierceson,Adriana Piatti-Crocker,Shawn Schulenberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739167030

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 5533

This volume sheds light on regional, national, and individual-level factors that have led to major developments for same-sex relationship equality in Latin America and explores institutional, political, and social barriers for same-sex couples in the region. It analyzes cross-national patterns of same-sex relationship policies in Latin America and examines country-cases of recent policies for same sex-couples in the region.
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Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448860202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1506

Discusses the legal debate of same-sex marriage, including the history of the gay rights movement, the arguments both in support and opposition of same-sex marriage, and how same-sex marriage is treated around the world.
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Author: Craig A. Rimmerman,Clyde Wilcox

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226720004

Category: Political Science

Page: 385

View: 5591

Same-sex marriage emerged in 2004 as one of the hottest issues of the campaign season. But in a severe blow to gay rights advocates, all eleven states that had the issue on the ballot passed amendments banning the practice, and the subject soon dropped off the media’s radar. This pattern of waxing and waning in the public eye has characterized the debate over same-sex marriage since 1996 and the passing of the Defense of Marriage Act. Since then, court rulings and local legislatures have kept the issue alive in the political sphere, and conservatives and gay rights advocates have made the issue a key battlefield in the culture wars. The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage brings together an esteemed list of scholars to explore all facets of this heated issue, including the ideologies and strategies on both sides of the argument, the public’s response, the use of the issue in political campaigns, and how same-sex marriage fits into the broad context of policy cycles and windows of political opportunity. With comprehensive coverage from a variety of different approaches, this volume will be a vital sourcebook for activists, politicians, and scholars alike.
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Author: Katharina Boele-Woelki,Angelika Fuchs

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050952976

Category: Law

Page: 323

View: 1762

The legal recognition of same-sex couples in Europe has undergone dramatic changes over the last few years. Following the Scandinavian model, many European countries have adopted statutes on registered partnerships or are currently debating draft legislation. The differences are bigger than one would expect at first sight. This book provides detailed information about the current state of affairs. The latest adopted statutes and draft legislation are included.
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Granting Equal Rights or Damaging the Status of Marriage?

Author: Tricia Andryszewski

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761380760

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2505

This book examines the history of the gay rights movement in the United States And The struggle for equal protection under the law, including the right for same-sex couples to marry. it provides the opinions and perspectives of leaders, activists, politicians, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the issue.
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The Legal and Psychological Evolution in America

Author: Donald Cantor,Campbell D. Barrett,James C. Black,Elizabeth Cantor

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819568120

Category: LAW

Page: 191

View: 9609

A persuasive history and clearly argued case for same-sex marriage
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Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

Author: Jason Pierceson,Adriana Piatti-Crocker,Shawn Schulenberg

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739146572

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 1523

This book explores policy innovation for same-sex couples throughout the Americas and includes same-sex marriage legislation, civil unions, and other new developments for same-sex couples throughout the Americas at both national and sub-national levels. This scholarship is innovative because though much has been written regarding developments in North America, there is very little work dealing with recent developments in the rest of the Americas.
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Author: Radclyffe Hall

Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

ISBN: 3944576659

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 3742

»Quell der Einsamkeit« erzählt die Geschichte von Stephen Gordon, einer Frau aus der britischen Oberschicht, die eigentlich ein Sohn hätte werden sollen. Von Kind an hat Stephen das Gefühl, dass mit ihr etwas nicht stimmt - dass sie anders ist: Sie trägt gern Männerkleidung, begeistert sich für Fuchsjagd und Fechtkunst und verliebt sich von früher Jugend an in Frauen - zunächst in das Hausmädchen Collins, später in die mondäne Angela Crossby, deren eifersüchtigen Ehemann Stephen durch ihre Bewunderung seiner Rosenzucht zu beschwichtigen sucht. Als Krankenwagenfahrerin im Ersten Weltkrieg lernt Stephen schließlich Mary Llewellyn kennen und lieben. Die beiden Frauen gehen in den zwanziger Jahren nach Paris, schaffen sich zusammen ein Heim und schließen Freundschaften, doch ihr gemeinsames Glück ist massivem gesellschaftlichen Druck ausgesetzt ... »Quell der Einsamkeit« ist ein bis heute faszinierender historischer Roman und kann als ein Vorläufer von Leslie Feinbergs »Stone Butch Blues« gelten. Er löste Debatten über Sexualität, Homosexualität und Geschlechterrollen aus, die noch immer andauern.
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A Neo-Institutional Approach

Author: Bronwyn Winter,Maxime Forest,Réjane Sénac

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319627643

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 8511

This book provides a comparative, neo-institutionalist approach to the different factors impacting state adoption of—or refusal to adopt—same-sex marriage laws. The now twenty-one countries where lesbians and gay men can legally marry include recent or longstanding democracies, republics and parliamentary monarchies, and unitary and federal states. They all reflect different positions with respect to religion and the cultural foundations of the nation. Countries opposed to such legalization, and those having taken measures in recent years to legally reinforce the heterosexual fundaments of marriage, present a similar diversity. This diversity, in a globalized context where the idea of same-sex marriage has become integral to claims for LGBTI equality and indeed LGBTI human rights, gives rise to the following question: which factors contribute to institutionalizing same-sex marriage? The analytical framework used for exploring these factors in this book is neo-institutionalism. Through three neo-institutionalist lenses—historical, sociological and discursive—contributors investigate two aspects of the processes of adoption or opposition of equal recognition of same-sex partnerships. Firstly, they reveal how claims by LGBTIQ movements are being framed politically and brought to parliamentary politics. Secondly, they explore the ways in which same-sex marriage becomes institutionalized (or resisted) through legal and societal norms and practices. Although it adopts neo-institutionalism as its main theoretical framework, the book incorporates a broad range of perspectives, including scholarship on social movements, LGBTI rights, heterosexuality and social norms, and gender and politics.
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Author: Andrew Sullivan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307490424

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 5109

With same-sex marriage igniting a firestorm of controversy in the press and in the courts, in legislative chambers and in living rooms, Andrew Sullivan, a pioneering voice in the debate, has brought together two thousand years of argument in an anthology of historic inclusiveness and evenhandedness. Among the selections included here: - The 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in support of same-sex marriage - Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion and Justice Scalia’s dissent in the 2003 landmark Supreme Court decision striking down anti-sodomy laws - President George W. Bush’s call for a Federal Marriage Amendment - John Kerry’s Senate speech urging defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act - Harvard historian Nancy F. Cott's testimony before the Vermont House Judiciary Committee - Reverend Peter J. Gomes on the distinction between civil and religious marriage - Stanley Kurtz on the politics of gay marriage - Evan Wolfson on the popularity of the right to marry among lesbians and gay men - New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks’ conservative case for same-sex marriage - Excerpts from Genesis, Leviticus, and other essential biblical texts - Aristophanes’s classic theory of same-sex love, from Plato’s Symposium - Hannah Arendt on marriage as a fundamental right - Camille Paglia’s skepticism Representing the full range of perspectives and the most cogent and arresting arguments, Same-Sex Marriage is essential to a balanced understanding of the most pressing cultural question we face today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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