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The Resource Love unites us : winning the freedom to marry in America, edited by Kevin M. Cathcart, Leslie J. Gabel-Brett ; foreword by Eric Holder

Love unites us : winning the freedom to marry in America, edited by Kevin M. Cathcart, Leslie J. Gabel-Brett ; foreword by Eric Holder

Label
Love unites us : winning the freedom to marry in America
Title
Love unites us
Title remainder
winning the freedom to marry in America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin M. Cathcart, Leslie J. Gabel-Brett ; foreword by Eric Holder
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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DLC
Dewey number
346.7301/68
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF539
LC item number
.L68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cathcart, Kevin M.
  • Gabel-Brett, Leslie J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Gay couples
  • Gay rights
  • LAW
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
Label
Love unites us : winning the freedom to marry in America, edited by Kevin M. Cathcart, Leslie J. Gabel-Brett ; foreword by Eric Holder
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1667151
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781595585509
Lccn
2016006203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1667151
  • (Sirsi) 1667151
  • (OCoLC)921870542
Label
Love unites us : winning the freedom to marry in America, edited by Kevin M. Cathcart, Leslie J. Gabel-Brett ; foreword by Eric Holder
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1667151
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781595585509
Lccn
2016006203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1667151
  • (Sirsi) 1667151
  • (OCoLC)921870542

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