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The Marrying Kind? – Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement - Minnesota Scholarship Online
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The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor


As the nationwide campaign for same-sex marriage rages in states across the United States and crowds of same-sex couples rush to marriage license counters, the goal of marriage is contested within LGBT communities and the LGBT movement. Rarely has a social movement goal so central to a movement’s political agenda been so fraught. At the same time that anti-gay forces fight to preserve marriage for one man and one woman, lesbian and gay activists argue with passion about the viability and social consequences of same-sex marriage. The goal of this book is to understand the debate within LGBT com ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816681716
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Bernstein, editor

Verta Taylor, editor

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Introduction Marital Discord

Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor

Part I Marital Discord

3 Beyond Queer Vs. LGBT

Jeffrey Kosbie

Part II Marriage-Equality Opposition

5 Yes on Proposition 8

Katie Oliviero

Part III Marriage Activism

6 Mobilization through Marriage

Verta Taylor, Katrina Kimport, Nella Van Dyke, and Ellen Ann Andersen

Part IV The Impact of the Marriage-Equality Movement

11 Debating Same-Sex Marriage

Adam Isaiah Green

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