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Author LinkPierceson, Jason,1972-
Title LinkSame-sex marriage in the United States : the road to the Supreme Court / Jason Pierceson.
Distribution Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2013]
Description 253 pages ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Gay rights and same-sex marriage : 1950-1990 -- Same-sex marriage, politics, and law around the world -- The first phase of litigation, backlash, and litigation’s legacy : Hawaii, Washington, D.C., Alaska, Vermont, and Massachusetts -- Same-sex marriage in the Midwest -- Continued progress and backlash, 2004-2012 : the East and South -- Continued progress and backlash, 2004-2012 : the West -- Same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court.
Summary Same-sex marriage has become one of the defining social issues in contemporary U.S. politics. State court decisions finding in favor of same-sex relationship equality claims have been central to the issue’s ascent from nowhere to near the top of the national political agenda. This book tells the story of the legal and cultural shift, its backlash, and how it has evolved over the past 15 years. There is a clear story of jurisprudential evolution with regards to same-sex marriage from Hawaii, through Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, and, remarkably, Iowa in 2009. This book aids in a classroom examination of the legal, political, and social developments surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage in the United States. It provides an account of the litigation for same-sex marriage, and its successes and failures.
Subject LinkSame-sex marriage -- United States.
LinkSame-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- United States.

System Number 000675625
ISBN Link9781442212046 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Link1442212047 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Link9781442212060 (electronic)

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