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9 thoughts on “Love Unites Us

  1. says:

    This book was a gift from my grandmother, whose friend edited it, and whose other friend wrote a piece on Connecticut How cool The work covers the legal precedents of the dismantling of the so called Defense of Marriage Act DOMA , and the path to expansion of marriage rights through the Obergefell v Hodges case The content is interesting, but is assembled as a series of essays from persons significant to the cases, including legal professionals, plaintiffs, and activists As such, the essays run together a bit, and lack a central, cohesive voice Conversely, however, the personal essays also bring forth the humanistic elements of each of these struggles for marriage rights It is, after all, the people at the center of each, and the love, that make these cases so triumphant or so devastating The final section of the book looks forward to other challenges, examining issues that were left behind when th...


  2. says:

    An excellent, albeit heartbreaking, read on the right to marry in the United States This highlights the intersectionality of the right to marry Those working toward equality had and still have their hands full.


  3. says:

    346.73016 L8977 2016


  4. says:

    Full review forthcoming in Library Journal I m struggling with fatigue over marriage equality titles, since the emphasis on marriage as a marker of queer acceptance is such a double edged sword But I really appreciated the multi vocal aspect of this Lambda Legal title, featuring voices from across the nation and telling pieces of the marriage equality struggle from the 1970s to the present, and beyond This is ...


  5. says:

    I worked on this book at The New Press It is wonderful Read it


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Love Unites Us Victory May Sometimes Look Like A Sudden Revolution When, In Truth, It Rests On Years Of Struggle The June 2015 Decision In Obergefell V Hodges Is A Sweeping Victory For The Freedom To Marry, But It Was One Step In A Long Process Love Unites Us Is The History Of Activists Passion And Persistence In The Struggle For Marriage Rights For Same Sex Couples In The United States, Told In The Words Of Those Who Waged The Battle.Launching The Fight For The Freedom To Marry Was Neither An Obvious Nor An Uncontested Strategy To Many Activists, Achieving Marriage Equality Seemed Far Fetched, But The Skeptics Were Proved Wrong Proactive Arguments In Favor Of Love, Family, And Commitment Were Effective Than Arguments That Focused On Rights And The Goal Of Equality At Work Telling The Stories Of People Who Loved And Cared For One Another, In Sickness And In Health, Cut Through The Antigay Noise And Moved People Not Without Backlash And Not Overnight, But Faster Than Most Activists And Observers Had Ever Imagined With Compelling Stories From Leading Attorneys And Activists Including Evan Wolfson, Mary L Bonauto, Jon W Davidson, And Paul M Smith, Love Unites Us Explains How Gay And Lesbian Couples Achieved The Right To Marry.