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Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency

Author: Kerry Eleveld
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama distanced himself from same-sex marriage, saying he believed marriage was "a sacred union" between a man and a woman. In 2012, he did just the opposite, proclaiming it was "important" for him to affirm the right of same-sex couples to marry. This dramatic about-face put the most powerful man in the world at the front of the battle for gay rights, giving LGBT Americans and their
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Eleveld
ISBN: 9780465074891 0465074898
OCLC Number: 905686155
Description: xvi, 349 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The inaugural insult --
Losing the religion --
A brief intervention --
Courage is just a lack of options --
Getting equal --
Lame duck --
The legal advance --
New York state of mind --
The evolution.
Other Titles: Do not tell me to wait
Responsibility: Kerry Eleveld.

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New York Times Book Review "[A] smart, sharply observed book... It's true, as Eleveld says, that [Obama] needed the activists to push, as a matter of politics. And they wrote a script for social Read more...

 
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