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Why marriage? : the history shaping today's debate over gay equality

Author: George Chauncey
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"George Chauncey, one of our country's preeminent historians of gay life shows how the gay quest for marriage rights resulted from generations of change in marriage itself as well as decades of struggle over gay rights. In an account of the changing place of lesbians and gay men in American society, he recalls the pervasive discrimination faced by lesbians and gay men only a few decades ago, when the federal  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Chauncey
ISBN: 0465009573 9780465009572 0465009581 9780465009589
OCLC Number: 55746536
Description: vii, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why marriage? --
The legacy of antigay discrimination --
Gay rights, civil rights --
How marriage changed --
Why marriage became a goal --
The present as history.
Responsibility: George Chauncey.
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Showing how our present is shaped by our past, the author of Gay New York explains why the campaign for same-sex marriage has become the most explosive issue in the long struggle for gay rights.  Read more...

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