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Awakening : how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to America / Nathaniel Frank.

Frank, Nathaniel, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780674737228
  • ISBN: 0674737229
  • Physical Description: xii, 441 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"Homosexual marriage?": the stirrings of a new idea -- "What was important was that we were a household": gay marriages and the domestic partnership alternative -- "We are criminals in the eyes of the law, and that is used against us": sodomy, AIDS, and new alliances -- "A tectonic shift": earthquake in Hawaii -- "The very foundations of our society are in danger": the defense of marriage -- "Here come the brides": laying the cornerstone in Massachusetts -- "Power to the people": rogue weddings and ballot initiatives -- "A political awakening": California's proposition 8 changes the game -- "Brick by brick": progress in the states -- "Make more snowflakes and eventually there will be an avalanche": the battle over strategy comes to a head -- "Without any rational justification": proposition 8 on trial -- "A risk well worth taking": Edie Windsor and winning marriage in New York -- "The nation is ready for it": a president and a country evolve -- "Love survives death": the Windsor ruling and its aftermath -- "The responsibility to right fundamental wrongs": a circuit split sets up a showdown -- "It is so ordered": marriage equality comes to all fifty states.
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The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many gays and lesbians undesirable--became a legal and moral right in just half a century. Awakening begins in the 1950s, when millions of gays and lesbians were afraid to come out, let alone fight for equal treatment. Across the social upheavals of the next two decades, a gay rights movement emerged with the rising awareness that same-sex love is equal to love everywhere. As movement leaders and ordinary gay people created new communities, alliances, and ideas, a tight-knit cadre of (mostly) gay and lesbian lawyers began to focus on legal recognition for same-sex couples, eventually creating a long-term strategy to win marriage rights in the courts. But first they had to win over members of their own LGBTQ community who declined to make marriage a priority, while reining in others who charged ahead heedless of their carefully laid plans, and often at odds with them. All the while, they had to fight against virulent antigay opponents and capture the American center by spreading the simple message that love is love--ultimately propelling the LGBTQ community, and America, immeasurably closer to justice.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Same-sex marriage > United States > History.
Gay culture > United States > History.
Gays > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States > History.
Gay liberation movement > United States > History.
Gay rights > United States > History.

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