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The Resource Awakening : how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to America, Nathaniel Frank

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

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Awakening : how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to America
Title
Awakening
Title remainder
how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to America
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Nathaniel Frank
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Language
eng
Summary
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 linesbut 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.--
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Frank, Nathaniel
Dewey number
306.76/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1034.U5
LC item number
F73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Same-sex marriage
  • Gay culture
  • Gays
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay rights
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Awakening : how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to America, Nathaniel Frank
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
"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 ballotinitiatives -- "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 anyrational 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
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780674737228
Lccn
2016041974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Awakening : how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to America, Nathaniel Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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 ballotinitiatives -- "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 anyrational 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
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780674737228
Lccn
2016041974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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