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What Marriage Equality Teaches Us: The Afterlife of Racism and Homophobia

Katherine Franke

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter warns that same-sex couples today face the challenges of enduring bigotry—as with emancipated black people who gained the right to marry in the 19th Century, the bigotry that justified ... More


Representation for Whom?

Nadia E. Brown

in Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352432
eISBN:
9780199352456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352432.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 examines how Black women state legislators employ forms of Black political identity when representing their constituents, specifically when it comes to groups that are constructed as ... More


From Marginal to Mainstream

Deva R. Woodly

in The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190203986
eISBN:
9780190244125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203986.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the content and meaning of the mainstream discourses about the living wage and marriage equality as well as how each changed in the decade of its emergence. The book’s ... More


A Public Debate on Same-Sex Marriage

Alison L. Gash

in Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190201159
eISBN:
9780190235550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201159.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the modern push for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The information provided here serves two purposes. The first is to explore a typical and widely known ... More


Still Not Equal: A Report from the Red States

Clifford Rosky

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter argues that while legal equality is now a reality in most blue states, it is still far off for LGBT individuals living in most red states. a phenomenon that remains true even if same-sex ... More


Marriage as Blindspot: What Children with LGBT Parents Need Now

Nancy D. Polikoff

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter delineates the ways in which marriage equality advocates emphasized the needs and interests of primarily white and well-to-do lesbian and gay families while ignoring those of LGBT ... More


Same-Sex Romantic Relationships

Adam W. Fingerhut and Letitia Anne Peplau

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Researchers studying same-sex couples have become part of the ongoing public conversation about marriage equality. Two broad research topics have been center stage. First, policy makers and attorneys ... More


Civil Marriage for Same-Sex Couples, “Moral Disapproval,” and Tensions between Religious Liberty and Equality

Linda C. McClain

in Religious Freedom and Gay Rights: Emerging Conflicts in the United States and Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190600600
eISBN:
9780190600631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600600.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes tensions between marriage equality and religious freedom in the United States using three organizing frameworks. The first, congruence and conflict, highlights a common premise ... More


Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Slow Forward Dance of LGBT Rights in America

Donald P. Haider-Markel and Jami Taylor

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores some of the challenges in implementing marriage equality, including resistance from some government officials; the enactment of religious-based exemptions allowing public ... More


Responsible Procreation

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/9780199977871.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Opponents of marriage equality have claimed that the most important social function of marriage is to encourage mothers and fathers to take responsibility for their offspring and that allowing ... More


God Sets the Lonely in Families

Patricia Beattie Jung

in More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Inquiry, Thought, and Expression

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257621
eISBN:
9780823261581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257621.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the theological and ethical landscape of arguments about same-sex marriage. It examines in turn each of the arguments proposed by the Vatican and the U.S. bishops in their ... More


A Tale of Two Movements: Marriage Equality

Deva R. Woodly

in The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190203986
eISBN:
9780190244125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203986.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The previous chapter set the stage for comparing the living wage and marriage equality movements, noting that the two emerged during the same time, each out of larger and older movement sectors ... More


The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance

Deva R. Woodly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190203986
eISBN:
9780190244125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203986.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The way that movements communicate with the general public matters for their chances of lasting success. This book argues that the potential for movement-led political change is significantly rooted ... More


It Does Matter If You’re Black or White (or Brown): Ethnoracial Identity Priming

Brian F. Harrison and Melissa R. Michelson

in Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190654740
eISBN:
9780190654788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654740.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 focuses on support for LGBT rights among Blacks and Latinos. In a May 2015 Pew survey, 59% of non-Latino whites (Anglos) and 56% of Latinos said that they support marriage equality but only ... More


Diverging Identities: Gender Differences and LGBT Rights

Russell K. Robinson

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter contends that there are important differences between lesbians and gay men in matters of relationships and monogamy, differences that have been largely ignored by both scholars and ... More


Marriage Equality and Other LGBT Issues in the United States

Brian F. Harrison and Melissa R. Michelson

in Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190654740
eISBN:
9780190654788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654740.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 provides an overview of how attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans have changed over time and a brief history of LGBT rights in the United ... More


LGBT Elders: Making the Case for Equity in Aging

Nancy J. Knauer

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter addresses the topic of LGBT elders and their interests, a subject that has received little attention by LGBT organizations and activists. It notes that although marriage equality offers ... More


Marriage Equality: America and the New Normal

John Dombrink

in The Twilight of Social Conservatism: American Culture Wars in the Obama Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814795170
eISBN:
9780814771365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795170.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the steady and dramatic changes in American attitudes toward, and legal reform of, marriage equality. This is analyzed as an example of the “de-wedging” of one of the key “wedge ... More


Polygamy, Privacy, and Equality

Laurie Shrage

in After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190205072
eISBN:
9780190205102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter explores two concerns that are commonly deployed to justify existing criminal sanctions against bigamists and bans that deny polygamists access to civil marriage. Many progressives worry ... More


More Than a Game: Sports Fans and Marriage Equality

Brian F. Harrison and Melissa R. Michelson

in Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190654740
eISBN:
9780190654788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654740.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 examines the power of sports fan identity. Despite ongoing issues of homophobia in professional sports, increasing numbers of fans and professional athletes are supporters of LGBT rights, ... More


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