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Love unites us : winning the freedom to marry in America / edited by Kevin M. Cathcart and Leslie J. Gabel-Brett.

Cathcart, Kevin M., editor. (Added Author). Gabel-Brett, Leslie J., editor. (Added Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 346.0168 LOVE (Text) 33946003124786 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Peabody Public Library - Columbia City NON-FICTION 346.7301 CATHCART (Text) 30403002178168 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781595585509
  • ISBN: 1595585508
  • Physical Description: viii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : The New Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-345) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Opening Arguments, 1970-98 -- Sex Before Marriage: Striking Down Sodomy Laws -- Victories, Defeats, and a Plan to Win a Marriage, 1996-2009 -- The Long, Winding Road to Marriage in California, 2004-13 -- Hopes Rise and DOMA Falls, 2007-15 -- Closing Arguments, 2015 -- Looking to the Future.
Summary, etc.: "Victory may sometimes look like a sudden revolution when, in truth, it rests on years of struggle. The June 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is a sweeping victory for the freedom to marry, but it was one step in a long process. Love Unites Us is the history of activists' passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United States, told in the words of those who waged the battle. Launching the fight for the freedom to marry was neither an obvious nor an uncontested strategy. To many activists, achieving marriage equality seemed far-fetched, but the skeptics were proved wrong. Proactive arguments in favor of love, family, and commitment were more effective than arguments that focused on rights and the goal of equality at work. Telling the stories of people who loved and cared for one another, in sickness and in health, cut through the antigay noise and moved people-not without backlash and not overnight, but faster than most activists and observers had ever imagined. With compelling stories from leading attorneys and activists including Evan Wolfson, Mary L. Bonauto, Jon W. Davidson, and Paul M. Smith, Love Unites Us explains how gay and lesbian couples achieved the right to marry"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Same-sex marriage > Law and legislation > United States > History.
Gay couples > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States
Gay rights > United States > History.
LAW > Family Law > Marriage.
LAW > Civil Rights.

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