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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]
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly D Richman
ISBN: 9780814725467 0814725465 9781479878437 147987843X
OCLC Number: 853313614
Description: xxi, 250 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Situating the meanings of marriage --
The road to same-sex marriage : the beginning --
The rite as right : marriage as material right, marriage as strategy --
Marriage as protest : the political dimensions of marital motivation --
Marriage as validation : subjects before (and after) the law --
Making it personal : marriage, emotion, and love inside and outside the law --
Conclusion. The multiple meanings of marriage.
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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