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Defending Marriage

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The positive arguments for same‐sex marriage are discussed. The first argument links marriage rights to a normative ideal of long‐term, monogamous, sexually faithful intimacy, and defends marriage ... More


Dumb and Doma: Why the Defense of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional

in The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451008
eISBN:
9780226451039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451039.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The widely publicized Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), which passed both houses of Congress by huge margins and was signed by President Clinton, has two provisions. One of these defines marriage, ... More


Same-Sex Marriage before the Supreme Court

Carlos A. Ball

in Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977871
eISBN:
9780199383306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977871.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter explores the role that procreation and child welfare considerations played in the political campaign in favor of California's ban on same-sex marriage (Proposition 8), as well as in the ... More


Epilogue

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Psychologists describe love as a story with various possible narrative tracks. Progressive era writers rendered their stories of marriage literally as texts. In doing so they provided public accounts ... More


Introduction

Carlos A. Ball

in Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977871
eISBN:
9780199383306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977871.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The introduction traces the origins of the use of procreative and child welfare arguments in debates over same-sex marriage. It explains how government defendants in the first same-sex marriage ... More


Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In Veil and Vow, Aneeka Ayanna Henderson places familiar, often politicized questions about the crisis of African American marriage in conversation with a rich cultural archive that includes fiction ... More


Monstrous Marriage

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explicates Sapphire's novel 1996 Push, alongside the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, Farrakhan's 1993 book Torchlight for America, and Sweet Honey in the Rock's ... More


The 1990s, Fulcrum of Change: Politics and Culture

Michael J. Rosenfeld

in The Rainbow after the Storm: Marriage Equality and Social Change in the U.S.

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197600436
eISBN:
9780197600474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197600436.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

In his campaign for president in 1992, Bill Clinton did something surprising: he advocated for gay rights. After winning the presidency, however, he was unable to integrate gay soldiers into the ... More


Perry and Windsor

Michael J. Rosenfeld

in The Rainbow after the Storm: Marriage Equality and Social Change in the U.S.

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197600436
eISBN:
9780197600474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197600436.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

A 2010 federal trial in California, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional and showed that the expert witnesses brought in to testify against marriage equality were ... More


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