America's struggle for same-sex marriage / Daniel R. Pinello.

America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage chronicles the evolution of the social movement for same-sex marriage in the United States and examines the political controversies surrounding gay people's quest for access to the civil institution of marriage. The book focuses on the momentous eve...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Cambridge)
Main Author: Pinello, Daniel R.
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • Craig and Greg
  • Peg and Spence
  • Gordon and Jeff
  • Aftermath
  • New Mexico as introduction
  • 2. Overview and background
  • Hats
  • Early stirrings
  • The mastermind
  • Political science themes
  • 3. Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts before Goodridge
  • Goodridge
  • The 2004 Constitutional Convention
  • The legislative debates
  • Aftermath
  • 4. California
  • Mayor Newsom
  • The winter of love
  • Flowers from the heartland
  • The nullification
  • Future court action
  • Backlash
  • Proposition 22 and a future same-sex marriage ballot measure
  • 5. Oregon
  • Prologue
  • Multnomah County
  • The defense of marriage coalition
  • Measure 36
  • The Measure 36 campaign
  • Aftermath
  • 6. New York
  • The business of same-sex marriage
  • Public education
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Procreation and child rearing
  • Are civil unions/domestic partnerships/reciprocal benefits adequate?
  • Acceptance or bigotry?
  • The roles of courts and legislatures
  • Judicial efficacy
  • Appendix. Methods.