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Gay Rights at the Ballot Box
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Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Amy L. Stone

Abstract

The passage of the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California in 2008 stunned gay rights activists across the country. Although facing a well-funded campaign in support of the ballot measure, LGBT activists had good reasons for optimism, including the size and strength of their campaign. Since 1974, the LGBT movement has fought 146 anti-gay ballot initiatives sponsored by the Religious Right and has developed innovative strategies to oppose these measures. This book examines how the tactics of LGBT activists have evolved and unravels the complex relationship between ballot measure campaigns ... More

Keywords: anti-gay marriage, Proposition 8, California, gay rights activists, LGBT activists, LGBT movement, anti-gay ballot, campaign tactics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816675470
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy L. Stone, author