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Marriage, Gender Justice, and Children’s Well-Being

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines conservative arguments from the gendered nature of marriage as a relation of husband and wife, and others based on children's interests. It first considers the conservatives' ... More


Opening up Marriage: Married Lalas in Shanghai

Kam Yip Lo Lucetta

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter is based on in-depth interviews with twenty-four lalas in Shanghai and it politicizes the discourses of standing up (zhan qi lai)/coming out (zhan chu lai). It also explores the ... More


What Are We Waiting For?

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This introductory chapter traces the rise of sexual autonomy among young American women. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, urbanization presented opportunities for many young women to pursue ... More


The Impact of Gay Marriage on Heterosexuals

M. V. Lee Badgett

in When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791141
eISBN:
9780814739020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791141.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the possible relationship between the marriage choices of gay couples and the decisions about marriage made by heterosexual couples. More specifically, it considers whether ... More


My Unconventional Marriage or ménage à trois in Beijing

Xiaopei He

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides a narrative of the author's performance and retraces her unique tactics of setting an admirable example in turning the institution of heterosexual, monogamous, and monosexual ... More


The Symbolic Power of Civil Marriage on the Sexual Life Histories of Gay Men

Adam Isaiah Green

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter analyzes how gay and straight men's sexual life histories are powerfully shaped by the combination of early-life expectations about marriage and social structures that make marriage ... More


One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Melanie Heath

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The meaning and significance of the institution of marriage has engendered angry and boisterous battles across the United States. While the efforts of lesbians and gay men to make marriage accessible ... More


Contesting Native American Marriage

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at the marital politics among Native Americans as an example of the importance of race and culture to understanding marriage ideology. In contemporary “Indian territory” (now the ... More


Conclusion: The Power of the “M-Word”

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter concludes that while the leaders of the marriage initiative were incredibly enthusiastic about helping people improve their relationships to get and stay married, these efforts can ... More


Unite!: Marriage and American Identity

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents the ideological connections between campaigns against same-sex marriage and marriage promotion initiatives. These two phenomena connect in their shared perception of marriage as ... More


Negotiating the Public and the Private

Lucetta Yip Lo Kam

in Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139453
eISBN:
9789888180141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139453.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter four discusses the strategies of lala women to cope with the pressure of family and marriage in their everyday life. The first part focuses on the interactions between lala women and their ... More


Widening the Marriage Gap

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the marriage initiative's strategies to preserve a boundary of heterosexual marriage through practices that paradoxically do more to sustain or widen it. Marriage advocates seek ... More


Where Does Oppression End and Pleasure Begin? Confronting Sexual and Gender Inequality in HIV Prevention Work

Héctor Carrillo

in Sexual Inequalities and Social Justice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246140
eISBN:
9780520939141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246140.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Two general strategies inform contemporary progressive HIV prevention work: first, greater promotion of sexual and gender equality, with the end of reducing the power gap between partners and hence, ... More


Legitimizing the Deviant Family: Loving v. Virginia and the Moynihan Report

Habiba Ibrahim

in Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679171
eISBN:
9781452948331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679171.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how two important state documents of the 1960s—Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” and the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Loving v. ... 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


Straight versus Gay

in Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226435701
eISBN:
9780226435725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates the role of ethnocentricity in the politics of morality, focusing on the struggle over gay rights in the United States. Ethnocentric Americans tend to disapprove of gays ... More


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