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License to wed : what legal marriage means to same-sex couples

Author: Kimberly D Richman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical reader of the history of marriage understands that it is an institution that has always been in flux. It is also a decidedly complicated one, existing simultaneously in the realms of religion, law, and emotion. And yet recent years have seen dramatic and heavily waged battles over the proposition of including same sex couples in marriage. Just what is at stake in these battles? This book examines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Richman, Kimberly D.
License to wed.
New York : New York University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013027470
(OCoLC)853313614
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly D Richman
ISBN: 9780814724194 0814724191
OCLC Number: 863824669
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 250 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments Preface: Putting a Face on the Debate 1. Introduction: Situating the Meanings of Marriage 2. The Road to Same-Sex Marriage: The Beginning 3. The Rite as Right: Marriage as Material Right, Marriage as Strategy 4. Marriage as Protest: The Political Dimensions of Marital Motivation 5. Marriage as Validation: Subjects before (and after) the Law 6. Making It Personal: Marriage, Emotion, and Love inside and outside the Law 7. Conclusion: The Multiple Meanings of Marriage Appendix 1: Survey Instrument Appendix 2: Overview of Survey Findings NotesIndexAbout the Author
Responsibility: Kimberly D. Richman.

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Same-sex couples in both states seek to marry for a variety of interacting, overlapping, and evolving reasons that do not vary significantly by location.  Read more...

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