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Title The politics of same-sex marriage / edited by Craig A. Rimmerman and Clyde Wilcox.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.848 P759 2007    ---  Available
Description xv, 385 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface / Clyde Wilcox -- Introduction: the politics of same-sex marriage / Mark Carl Rom -- Will the courts set us free? reflections on the campaign for same-sex marriage / John D'Emilio -- Consequences of marriage policy for same-sex couples' well-being / Ellen D.B. Riggle and Sharon S. Rostosky -- Same-sex marriage, GLBT organizations, and the lack of spirited political engagement / Ronald G. Shaiko -- Theological perspectives on gay unions: the uneasy marriage of religion and politics / Kenneth D. Wald and Graham B. Glover -- Religious coalitions for and against gay marriage: the culture war rages on / David C. Campbell and Carin Robinson -- Anti-gay marriage movement / Sean Cahill -- Framing the issue of same-sex marriage: traditional values versus equal rights / Barry L. Tadlock, C. Ann Gordon, and Elizabeth Popp -- If I bend this far I will break? public opinion about same-sex marriage / Clyde Wilcox ... [et al.] -- Same-sex marriage in the 2004 election / DeWayne L. Lucas -- Presidency, Congress, and same-sex marriage / Craig A. Rimmerman -- 'Til death -- or the Supreme Court -- do us part: litigating gay marriage / Karen O'Connor and Alixandra B. Yanus -- Politics of same-sex marriage versus the politics of gay civil rights: a comparison of public opinion and state voting patterns / Katie Lofton and Donald P. Haider-Markel -- United States in comparative context / David Rayside.
Summary Same-sex marriage emerged in 2004 as one of the hottest issues of the campaign season. But in a severe blow to gay rights advocates, all eleven states that had the issue on the ballot passed amendments banning the practice, and the subject soon dropped off the media's radar. This pattern of waxing and waning in the public eye has characterized the debate over same-sex marriage since 1996 and the passing of the Defense of Marriage Act. Since then, court rulings and local legislatures have kept the issue alive in the political sphere, and conservatives and gay rights advocates have made the issue a key battlefield in the culture wars. The politics of same-sex marriage brings together an esteemed list of scholars to explore all facets of this heated issue, including the ideologies and strategies on both sides of the argument, the public's response, the use of the issue in political campaigns, and how same-sex marriage fits into the broad context of policy cycles and windows of political opportunity. With comprehensive coverage from a variety of different approaches, this volume will be a vital sourcebook for activists, politicians, and scholars alike.
Subject Same-sex marriage -- United States.
Same-sex marriage -- Political aspects -- United States.
Added Author Rimmerman, Craig A.
Wilcox, Clyde, 1953-
ISBN 9780226720005 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226720004 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226720012 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226720012 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000041146622
IG# 9780226720005
NLGGC 309358892
HEBIS 202507734
UNITY 109585127
UKLBS 0226720012

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