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

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


As the struggle for same-sex marriage rages around the usa and lesbian and homosexual rush to marriage license counters, the aim of marriage continues to be fiercely puzzled in the LGBT stream. hardly has an target so important to a social movement’s political time table been so arguable in the move itself. whereas antigay forces paintings to limit marriage to 1 guy and one lady, lesbian and homosexual activists are passionately arguing in regards to the desirability, viability, and social effects of same-sex marriage.

The Marrying style? is the 1st ebook to attract on empirical examine to ascertain those debates and the way they're affecting marriage equality campaigns. The essays during this quantity examine the rhetoric, techniques, and make-up of the LGBT social circulate corporations pushing for same-sex marriage, and deal with the dire predictions of a few LGBT commentators that same-sex marriage will spell the top of queer identification and neighborhood. Case reviews from California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Vermont, and Canada remove darkness from the complex politics of same-sex marriage, making transparent that the present disagreements between LGBT activists over even if marriage is conforming or transformative are a long way too simplistic. in its place, the impression of the wedding equality circulation is complicated and sometimes contradictory, neither absolutely assimilationist nor absolutely oppositional.

Contributors: Ellen Ann Andersen, U of Vermont; Mary C. Burke, U of Vermont; Adam Isaiah eco-friendly, U of Toronto; Melanie Heath, McMaster U, Ontario; Kathleen E. Hull, U of Minnesota; Katrina Kimport, U of California, San Francisco; Jeffrey Kosbie; Katie Oliviero, U of Colorado, Boulder; Kristine A. Olsen; Timothy A. Ortyl; Arlene Stein, Rutgers U; Amy L. Stone, Trinity U; Nella Van Dyke, U of California, Merced.

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