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Irreconciliable Differences: Socialization, Religion, and Race, 2008

Sandra Patton-Imani and Sandra Patton-Imani

in Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479865567
eISBN:
9781479866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865567.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I consider debates about Proposition 8, a California initiative that proposed banning same-sex marriage in 2008 after it had been legalized earlier that year. I explore family-making narratives of ... More


Yes on Proposition 8: The Conservative Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

Katie Oliviero

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Katie Oliviero analyzes the campaign by the Protect Marriage Coalition for Proposition 8 in California. She argues that the opponents of same-sex marriage share with supporters the insistence that ... 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


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


Losing at Same-Sex Marriage: Rethinking Ballot Measure Tactics

Amy L. Stone

in Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines changes in the tactics used by the LGBT movement in response to the passage of numerous statewide anti-gay ballot measures, such as Proposition 8 in California. The movement’s ... More


Mormons and Same-Sex Marriage: From Era to Prop 8

Neil J. Young

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The LDS Church gained notice and notoriety for its role in the 2008 passage of California’s Proposition 8, which amended the state’s constitution by restricting marriage to unions between one man and ... More


Marital Discord: Understanding the Contested Place of Marriage in the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Introduces the volume by setting the chapters squarely in the context of the debate within the movement over the desirability of marriage. Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor survey the history of ... More


Conclusion: 2012 and Beyond

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bookended by Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 bids for the presidency, this section surveys recent interfaith relations among Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals. Romney’s campaigns struggled to surmount ... More


The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

As the nationwide campaign for same-sex marriage rages in states across the United States and crowds of same-sex couples rush to marriage license counters, the goal of marriage is contested within ... More


Winning for LGBT Rights Laws, Losing for Same-Sex Marriage: The LGBT Movement and Campaign Tactics

Amy L. Stone

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Amy Stone finds that the Christian Right has developed anti-same-sex marriage discourse that appeals not just to conservative voters, but to liberal and undecided voters as well. She argues that, ... More


Mobilization through Marriage: The San Francisco Wedding Protest

Verta Taylor, Katrina Kimport, Nella Van Dyke, and Ellen Ann Andersen

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Verta Taylor, Katrina Kimport, Nella Van Dyke, and Ellen Andersen draw on interviews and a random survey of couples who married in San Francisco in 2004 to examine the impact of marriage equality ... More


The Persistence of White Supremacy Beyond Desegregation

Joanna Brooks

in Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190081768
eISBN:
9780190081782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081768.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Systematic anti-Black racism did not end with the legal abolition of chattel slavery in the United States. It simply changed shape: into debt peonage, criminalization, mass incarceration, housing ... More


Being Seen through Marriage: Lesbian Wedding Photographs and the Troubling of Heteronormativity

Katrina Kimport

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Katrina Kimport Kimport analyzes wedding pictures of lesbians who married in San Francisco in 2004, arguing that such photos force the onlooker to read the women as a sexual couple, thus challenging ... More


Normalization, Queer Discourse, and the Marriage-Equality Movement in Vermont

Mary Bernstein and Mary C. Burke

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Mary Bernstein and Mary C. Burke analyze cultural representations of and discourse about gay marriage in mainstream and LGBT newspapers in Vermont. They find that normalizing arguments predominated ... More


Debating Same-Sex Marriage: Lesbian and Gay Spouses Speak to the Literature

Adam Isaiah Green

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Adam Isaiah Green draws on interviews with legally married same-sex Canadian couples to assess the impact of marriage on their relationships. He finds that marriage has complex consequences, both ... More


What’s the Matter with Newark?: Race, Class, Marriage Politics, and the Limits of Queer Liberalism

Arlene Stein

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Arlene Stein compares two cities—Newark, New Jersey, a low income predominantly Black and Latino/a city, and Maplewood, New Jersey, an ethnically diverse middle-class suburb. She argues that poor ... More


Same-Sex Marriage and Constituent Perceptions of the LGBT Rights Movement

Kathleen E. Hull and Timothy A. Ortyl

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Kathleen E. Hull and Timothy Ortyl consider whether LGBTQ people support the movement’s focus on the right to marry. Through in-depth interviews with community members, Hull and Ortyl show that there ... More


Beyond Queer Vs. LGBT: Discursive Community and Marriage Mobilization in Massachusetts

Jeffrey Kosbie

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Jeffrey Kosbie examines the ways in which the meaning of marriage is constructed by Mass Equality, the social movement organization behind the campaign to protect marriage equality in Massachusetts. ... More


The Long Journey to Marriage: Same-Sex Marriage, Assimilation, and Resistance in the Heartland

Melanie Heath

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Melanie Heath explores the deeply personal stories of Oklahoma couples who traveled to San Francisco to marry in 2004. She finds that rather than using marriage as a way to assimilate into dominant ... More


What Happens When You Get What You Want?: The Relationship between Organizational Identity and Goals in the Movement for Same-Sex Marriage

Kristine A. Olsen

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Kristine A. Olsen examines why Connecticut’s highly successful marriage equality organization, Love Makes a Family (LMF), decided to close its doors after the 2008 Kerrigan v. Commission of Public ... More


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