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From the closet to the altar : courts, backlash, and the struggle for same-sex marriage

Autor: Michael J Klarman
Editorial: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Same-sex marriage, a politically and culturally untenable idea only a quarter century ago, has become one of the most controversial issues in American life. Social conservatives are adamantly opposed to it and vote-conscious liberal politicians tiptoe around it, but an emerging majority's support for it makes it seem all but inevitable. While most observers seem to think that the legalization of gay marriage across
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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de material: Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Michael J Klarman
ISBN: 9780199922109 0199922101
Número OCLC: 786129972
Descripción: xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenido: World War II to Stonewall (1950s and 1960s) --
Stonewall to Bowers (1970s and 1980s) --
Hawaii and the "Defense of Marriage" (1990s) --
Baker (Vermont) and Lawrence (1999-2003) --
Goodridge (Massachusetts) and its backlash (2003-2008) --
The gay marriage Spring (2009) --
Backlash (Again) : Maine and Iowa (2009-2010) --
To the present --
Why backlash? Part 1 : Courts and public opinion --
Why backlash? Part 2 : Politics and federalism --
Looking to the future : the inevitability of gay marriage.
Responsabilidad: Michael J. Klarman.
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Same-sex marriage, a politically and culturally untenable idea only a quarter century ago, has become one of the most controversial issues in American life. Social conservatives are adamantly opposed to it and vote-conscious liberal politicians tiptoe around it, but an emerging majority's support for it makes it seem all but inevitable. While most observers seem to think that the legalization of gay marriage across the nation will occur at some point in the near future, in the meantime it continues to generate a sharp political backlash that has helped its opponents score political victories (even if they prove to be short-lived). If most young people support gay marriage, and if there are clear indicators that a majority of the population will support it in the very near future, why is the backlash so strong? As the author shows, it is because its proponents have adopted a court-centered approach for advancing their cause. In many states, advocates have taken to the courts and argued that bans on gay marriage are denials of civil rights. They have followed the path of earlier civil rights advocates, who also chose the court rather than the political arena as a forum to decide issues. But this tactic comes with clear costs. Using the courts to leapfrog public opinion can actually set a cause back because court decisions generate backlashes. Usually, judges are neither elected nor beholden to public opinion, and they are easily pegged as unaccountable elites by opponents. The author, who has examined virtually every state-level judicial decision and all of the legislative attempts to overturn same-sex marriage, contends that the movement has in many respects not only hurt its own cause by generating populist backlash, but has created a countervailing social movement that works against progressive causes on a host of other issues. Given the irreversible tectonic shift in public opinion regarding the issue, he argues that it will occur anyway. By providing such fuel to its opponents, the movement is in danger of creating a powerful countermovement that will use the issue for proponents of gay rights for years to come.

After looking at the treatment of gays in the decades after World War II and the birth of the modern gay rights movement with the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969, the author describes the key legal cases involving gay marriage and the dramatic political backlashes they ignited. He examines the Hawaii Supreme Court's ruling in 1993, which sparked a vast political backlash, with more than 35 states and Congress enacting defense-of-marriage acts, and the Massachusetts decision in Goodridge in 2003, which inspired more than 25 states to adopt constitutional bans on same-sex marriage. He traces this same pattern, court victory followed by dramatic backlash, through cases in Vermont, California, and Iowa, taking the story right up to the present. He also describes some of the collateral political damage caused by court decisions in favor of gay marriage, Iowa judges losing their jobs, Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle losing his seat, and the possibly dispositive impact of gay marriage on the 2004 presidential election. But also noted are several ways in which litigation has accelerated the coming of same-sex marriage: forcing people to discuss the issue, raising the hopes and expectations of gay activists, and making other reforms like civil unions seem more moderate by comparison. In the end, the author discusses how gay marriage is likely to evolve in the future, predicts how the U.S. Supreme Court might ultimately resolve the issue, and assesses the costs and benefits of activists' pursuing social reforms such as gay marriage through the courts.

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While Michael Klarmans detailed history of American legislative change is focused on the issue of gay marriage, the book touches on a cluster of issues that cannot be easily isolated. Bryan S. Leer más

 
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