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The Marrying Kind?Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement$
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Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681716

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.001.0001

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Mobilization through Marriage

Mobilization through Marriage

The San Francisco Wedding Protest

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The Marrying Kind?

Verta Taylor

Katrina Kimport

Nella Van Dyke

Ellen Ann Andersen

University of Minnesota Press

Verta Taylor, Katrina Kimport, Nella Van Dyke, and Ellen Andersen draw on interviews and a random survey of couples who married in San Francisco in 2004 to examine the impact of marriage equality activism on activists themselves. They show that the lesbian and gay couples who participated in this event viewed their weddings as intentional contentious public performances and that the solidarity and collective identity created among participants sparked court action and other forms of collective action geared toward policy change. This article, which is the only previously published chapter in the book, won the 2010 Best Paper Award from the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association.

Keywords:   Same sex marriage, LGBT movement, lesbian and gay couples, queer theory, post-gay identity, anti-same sex marriage initiatives, same sex marriage and the law, same sex marriage protests, San Francisco same sex wedding protest, Proposition 8

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