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Fighting the “Battle to Be Boring”: Marriage as a Portal into the Mainstream

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines how leading gay rights activists staged the issue of gay marriage for mainstream media audiences, and particularly how they developed narratives about same-sex marriage as well ... More


Gay Marriage in an Era of Media Visibility

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This book examines how media coverage helped to define and shape the gay marriage debate as well as gay rights activism during the period 2003–2012. Through an analysis of media reports and in-depth ... More


Speaking Out: Representing Gay Perspectives in News Discourse

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines how media narratives and activist strategies for representing gay perspectives in news discourse evolved over time. Drawing on activist interviews conducted in 2010 and 2011 as ... More


Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

Heather Rachelle White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624112
eISBN:
9781469624792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

With a focus on mainline Protestants and gay rights activists in the twentieth century, this book challenges the usual picture of perennial adversaries with a new narrative about America's religious ... More


Conclusion: The Trouble with Marriage

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This concluding chapter highlights the limits of commercial media as a route to social change and critiques the institution of marriage as a route to inclusive citizenship. It first considers how gay ... More


“The Marrying Kind”: The Face of Gay Marriage in the News

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the extent of gay rights activists' success in framing the gay marriage debate and in producing their preferred images for the news media. It first describes the linguistic and ... More


The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Leigh Moscowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Over the past decade, the controversial issue of gay marriage has emerged as a primary battle in the culture wars and a definitive social issue of our time. The subject moved to the forefront of ... More


Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Amy L. Stone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The passage of the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California in 2008 stunned gay rights activists across the country. Although facing a well-funded campaign in support of the ballot measure, LGBT ... More


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