A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847074

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 7786

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: 5345

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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Focus on the Facts

Author: Sean Cahill,Sean Robert Cahill

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739108826

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 5973

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: 4860

This volume presents both sides of the debate over whether same-sex marriage should be legalized.
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Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution

Author: Mark Strasser

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501717723

Category: LAW

Page: 256

View: 2157

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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Putting Every Household at Risk

Author: Mathew D. Staver

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805431969

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 5824

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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Author: Evan Gerstmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107174295

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 5568

A clearly written and accessible explanation of the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision, its reasoning, and the consequences and controversies surrounding it.
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A Rights Disagreement in Democratic Societies

Author: Man Yee Karen Lee

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004179267

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 1648

Om udviklingen i homoseksuelles rettigheder på det ægteskabsretlige område i internationalt perspektiv.
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Volume 2 Our Family Values Same-Sex Marriage and Religion

Author: Mark Philip Strasser,Martin Dupuis,William A. Thompson

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275988081

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 1522

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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: 8136

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: Patricia M. Stockland

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617852619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5252

Discusses the controversial viewpoints regarding same-sex marriages.
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Author: Craig A. Rimmerman,Clyde Wilcox

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226720004

Category: Political Science

Page: 385

View: 9049

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: Andrew Sullivan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307490424

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 7597

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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A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions

Author: Frederick Hertz,Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325092

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 2517

It is the most up to date and complete guide to the past, present, and future of same-sex relationships that exists.
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The Debate

Author: Jeanne Nagle

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435835824

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8750

Provides information on same-sex marriage and different viewpoints on the issue.
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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: 6754

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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Constitutional Interpretation at the Crossroads

Author: Mark Philip Strasser

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275977610

Category: Law

Page: 194

View: 6121

The United States Constitution has already been interpreted to provide a variety of family-related protections which, if applied consistently, also protect same-sex couples and their children. Only by radically reformulating and severely undermining existing protections can courts and commentators justify the claim that the Federal Constitution does not offer a wealth of family protections, including the right to marry a same-sex partner. Discussing the constitutional implications of civil unions with a special focus on how they might be treated in the interstate context, Strasser explains how the courts and commentators have reworked and significantly weakened a variety of constitutional protections in their attempts to establish that same-sex couples are not afforded constitutional protections. He further suggests that the constitutional protections for religion support rather than undermine the constitutional protection of same-sex unions.
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Author: Katharina Boele-Woelki,Angelika Fuchs

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050952976

Category: Law

Page: 323

View: 3794

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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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: 2630

A persuasive history and clearly argued case for same-sex marriage
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Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and Public Expressions of Civic Equality

Author: Emily R. Gill

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589019210

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 9971

The relationship between religious belief and sexuality as personal attributes exhibits some provocative comparisons. Despite the nonestablishment of religion in the United States and the constitutional guarantee of free exercise, Christianity functions as the religious and moral standard in America. Ethical views that do not fit within this consensus often go unrecognized as moral values. Similarly, in the realm of sexual orientation, heterosexuality is seen as the yardstick by which sexual practices are measured. The notion that "alternative" sexual practices like homosexuality could possess ethical significance is often overlooked or ignored. In her new book, An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage, political scientist Emily Gill draws an extended comparison between religious belief and sexuality, both central components of one’s personal identity. Using the religion clause of the First Amendment as a foundation, Gill contends that, just as US law and policy ensure that citizens may express religious beliefs as they see fit, it should also ensure that citizens may marry as they see fit. Civil marriage, according to Gill, is a public institution, and the exclusion of some couples from a state institution is a public expression of civic inequality. An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage is a passionate and timely treatment of the various arguments for and against same-sex marriage and how those arguments reflect our collective sense of morality and civic equality. It will appeal to readers who have an interest in gay and lesbian studies, political theory, constitutional law, and the role of religion in the contemporary United States.
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