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Same-Sex Marriage : The personal and the political - Kathleen A. Lahey

Same-Sex Marriage

The personal and the political

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Published: 15th July 2004
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The past year has seen landmark court rulings in various parts of Canada and the USA making it legal for gay men and lesbian women to be married. The same-sex marriage phenomenon is characterised on the one hand by intense personal joys, and on the other by long-standing activism and impressive legal reasoning. In their own words, couples from across the world tell why they decided to get married, and how this fact has changed their lives. At the same time, the personalities behind the legal fight for equality are profiled. This juxtaposition creates an engaging narrative and provides a remarkable case study of how progressive social change takes place.

Introductionp. 9
The Political and Legal Struggle for Marriage
History, Loving, Stonewall and the Queer Civil Rights Movementp. 15
Blocking Queer Marriage: Canada, the U.S. and Europep. 19
European Breakthrough: The Netherlands and Belgiump. 35
Changing Social Realities: From Hawaii to Massachusetts and Beyondp. 47
Marriage in Canada: Ontario, British Columbia and Quebecp. 69
Endnotesp. 101
The Personal--Interviews
Pattie LaCroix and Terrah Keener--Vancouver, B.C.p. 111
Murray Warren and Peter Cook--Vancouver, B.C.p. 127
Robin Roberts and Diana Denny--Victoria, B.C.p. 149
Bob Peacock and Lloyd Thornhill--Vancouver, B.C.p. 163
Tom Graff and Antony Porcino--Vancouver, B.C.p. 183
Martha and Lin McDevitt-Pugh--Amsterdam, The Netherlandsp. 205
Michael Hendricks and Rene LeBoeuf--Montreal, Quebecp. 221
Michael Leshner and Michael Stark--Toronto, Ontariop. 243
Angie and Lynn Keen--Kitchener, Ontariop. 261
Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell--Toronto, Ontariop. 273
Roddy Shaw and Nelson Ng--Hong Kongp. 283
Robert Berry and Leslie Sheare--Mississauga, Ontariop. 297
Brent and Steve Scheuerman-Stallone--Kansas City, Kansasp. 313
Rich North and Chris Vogel--Winnipeg, Manitobap. 325
Marla Kavalak and Michelle Livingston--Moncton, New Brunswickp. 339
Hillary and Julie Goodridge--Boston, Massachusettsp. 353
The Future: Queering Marriagep. 365
Further Referencesp. 369
Acknowledgementsp. 371
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9781894663632
ISBN-10: 1894663632
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 15th July 2004
Publisher: Insomniac Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1