Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America

Victory may sometimes look like a sudden revolution when, in truth, it rests on years of struggle The June 2015 decision in Obergefell v Hodges is a sweeping victory for the freedom to marry, but it was one step in a long process Love Unites Us is the history of activists passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same sex couples in the United StaVictory may sometimes look like a sudden revolution when, in truth, it rests on years of struggle The June 2015 decision in Obergefell v Hodges is a sweeping victory for the freedom to marry, but it was one step in a long process Love Unites Us is the history of activists passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same sex couples in the United States, told in the words of those who waged the battle.Launching the fight for the freedom to marry was neither an obvious nor an uncontested strategy To many activists, achieving marriage equality seemed far fetched, but the skeptics were proved wrong Proactive arguments in favor of love, family, and commitment were effective than arguments that focused on rights and the goal of equality at work Telling the stories of people who loved and cared for one another, in sickness and in health, cut through the antigay noise and moved people not without backlash and not overnight, but faster than most activists and observers had ever imagined With compelling stories from leading attorneys and activists including Evan Wolfson, Mary L Bonauto, Jon W Davidson, and Paul M Smith, Love Unites Us explains how gay and lesbian couples achieved the right to marry.
Love Unites Us Winning the Freedom to Marry in America Victory may sometimes look like a sudden revolution when in truth it rests on years of struggle The June decision in Obergefell v Hodges is a sweeping victory for the freedom to marry but it w

  • Title: Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America
  • Author: Kevin Cathcart Leslie Gabel-Brett ÉricHolder
  • ISBN: 9781595585509
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America”

    1. Full review forthcoming in Library Journal. I'm struggling with fatigue over marriage equality titles, since the emphasis on marriage as a marker of queer acceptance is such a double-edged sword. But I really appreciated the multi-vocal aspect of this Lambda Legal title, featuring voices from across the nation and telling pieces of the marriage equality struggle from the 1970s to the present, and beyond. This is very much a "from the trenches" anthology, rather than an overview of the historical [...]

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