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Awakening

How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674737228

Publication Date: 04/24/2017

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456 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • List of Abbreviations
  • Prologue
  • 1. “Homosexual Marriage?”: The Stirrings of a New Idea
  • 2. “What Was Important Was That We Were a Household”: Gay Marriages and the Domestic Partnership Alternative
  • 3. “We Are Criminals in the Eyes of the Law”: Sodomy, AIDS, and New Alliances
  • 4. “A Tectonic Shift”: Earthquake in Hawaii
  • 5. “The Very Foundations of Our Society Are in Danger”: The Defense of Marriage
  • 6. “Here Come the Brides”: Laying the Cornerstone in Massachusetts
  • 7. “Power to the People”: Rogue Weddings and Ballot Initiatives
  • 8. “A Political Awakening”: California’s Proposition 8 Changes the Game
  • 9. “Brick by Brick”: Progress in the States
  • 10. “Make More Snowflakes and There Will Be an Avalanche”: Battles over Strategy Come to a Head
  • 11. “Without Any Rational Justification”: Proposition 8 on Trial
  • 12. “A Risk Well Worth Taking”: Edie Windsor and Winning Marriage in New York
  • 13. “The Nation Is Ready for It”: A President and a Country Evolve
  • 14. “Love Survives Death”: The Windsor Ruling and Its Aftermath
  • 15. “The Responsibility to Right Fundamental Wrongs”: A Circuit Split Sets Up a Showdown
  • 16. “It Is So Ordered”: Marriage Equality Comes to All Fifty States
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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