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Product Description: “Makes the case clearly and convincingly . . . The fight will be long, but not impossible to win. All that’s needed is for the LGBT community to realize that ‘it’s not over.’¹” — Washington Post“Visionary . . ...read more

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9780544381001 | Houghton Mifflin, April 7, 2015, cover price $27.00

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9780544705234 | Mariner Books, April 12, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “Makes the case clearly and convincingly .

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Product Description: Gay rights has been a defining progressive issue of Barack Obama's presidency: Congress repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2010 with his strong support, and in 2011, he instructed his Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, helping to pave the way for a series of Supreme Court decisions that ultimately legalized same-sex marriage nationwide...read more

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9780465074891, titled "Don't Tell Me to Wait: How the Fight for Gay Rights Changed America and Transformed Obama's Presidency" | Basic Books, October 6, 2015, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Gay rights has been a defining progressive issue of Barack Obama's presidency: Congress repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2010 with his strong support, and in 2011, he instructed his Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, helping to pave the way for a series of Supreme Court decisions that ultimately legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Product Description: "[A] swiftly written debut memoir...[Segal] vividly describes his firsthand experience as a teenager inside the Stonewall bar during the historic riots, his participation with the Gay Liberation Front, and amusing encounters with Elton John and Patti LaBelle...read more

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9781617754104 | Akashic Books, October 6, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "[A] swiftly written debut memoir.

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9781617753992 | Akashic Books, October 6, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "[A] swiftly written debut memoir.

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Product Description: Chris Meyers takes the reader on a careful, rational, sustained criticism of arguments about the immorality of homosexuality. Meyers refutes anti-gay arguments by showing that they are based on unreasonable or demonstrably false ideas about the nature of morality...read more

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9781442249318 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 14, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Chris Meyers takes the reader on a careful, rational, sustained criticism of arguments about the immorality of homosexuality.

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A New York Times Notable Book of the YearA Washington Post Best Book of the Year (Nonfiction)A Kirkus Best Book of the Year“[A] riveting legal drama, a snapshot in time, when the gay rights movement altered course and public opinion shifted with the speed of a bullet train...Becker's most remarkable accomplishment is to weave a spellbinder of a tale that, despite a finale reported around the world, manages to keep readers gripped until the very end.”-The Washington Post A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring is the definitive account of five remarkable years in American civil rights history: when the United States experienced a tectonic shift on the issue of marriage equality. Beginning with the historical legal challenge of California's ban on same-sex marriage, Becker expands the scope to encompass all aspects of this momentous struggle, offering a gripping behind-the-scenes narrative told with the lightning pace of the greatest legal thrillers. For nearly five years, Becker was given free rein in the legal and political war rooms where the strategy of marriage equality was plotted. She takes us inside the remarkable campaign that rebranded a movement; into the Oval Office where the president and his advisors debated how to respond to a fast-changing political landscape; into the chambers of the federal judges who decided that today's bans on same-sex marriage were no more constitutional than previous century's bans on interracial marriage; and into the mindsets of the Supreme Court judges who decided the California case and will likely soon decide the issue for the country at large. From the state-by state efforts to win marriage equality at the ballot box to the landmark Supreme Court case that struck down a law that banned legally married gay and lesbian couples from receiving federal benefits, Becker weaves together the political and legal forces that reshaped a nation. Forcing the Spring begins with California's controversial ballot initiative Proposition 8, which banned gay men and lesbians from marrying the person they loved. This electoral defeat galvanized an improbable alliance of opponents to the ban, with political operatives and Hollywood royalty enlisting attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies—the opposing counsels in the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore case—to join together in a unique bipartisan challenge to the political status quo. Despite initial opposition from the gay rights establishment, the case against Proposition 8 would ultimately force the issue of marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court, transforming same-sex marriage from a partisan issue into a modern crisis of civil rights.  Shuttling between the twin American power centers of Hollywood and Washington—and based on access to all the key players in the Justice Department and the White House—Becker offers insider coverage on the true story of how President Obama “evolved” to embrace marriage equality. What starts out as a tale of an epic legal battle grows into the story of the evolution of a country. Becker shows how the country reexamined its opinions on same-sex marriage, an issue that raced along with a snowballing velocity which astounded veteran political operatives. Here is the ringside account of this unprecedented change, the fastest shift in public opinion ever seen in modern American politics. Clear-eyed and even-handed, Forcing the Spring is political and legal journalism at its finest, offering an unvarnished perspective on the extraordinary transformation of America and an inside look into the fight to win the rights of marriage and full citizenship for all.

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9781594204449 | Penguin Pr, April 22, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book of the YearA Washington Post Best Book of the Year (Nonfiction)A Kirkus Best Book of the Year“[A] riveting legal drama, a snapshot in time, when the gay rights movement altered course and public opinion shifted with the speed of a bullet train.

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9780143127239 | Penguin USA, May 19, 2015, cover price $18.00

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Product Description: Contrary to popular notions, today’s LGBT movement did not begin with the Stonewall riots in 1969. Long before Stonewall, there was Franklin Kameny (1925–2011), one of the most significant figures in the gay rights movement. Beginning in 1958, he encouraged gay people to embrace homosexuality as moral and healthy, publicly denounced the federal government for excluding homosexuals from federal employment, openly fought the military’s ban against gay men and women, debated psychiatrists who depicted homosexuality as a mental disorder, identified test cases to advance civil liberties through the federal courts, acted as counsel to countless homosexuals suffering state-sanctioned discrimination, and organized marches for gay rights at the White House and other public institutions...read more
By Michael G. Long (editor)

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9780815610434 | Syracuse Univ Pr, November 15, 2014, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Contrary to popular notions, today’s LGBT movement did not begin with the Stonewall riots in 1969.

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Product Description: This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage―What Is Next for the LGBT Community? Now that marriage is increasingly being institutionalized in many states within the United States it is quite likely that marriage will be acceptable in all 50 states (dependent upon action of the U...read more
By Wallace Swan (editor)

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9781466567306, titled "Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights: A Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America" | CRC Pr I Llc, September 26, 2014, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage―What Is Next for the LGBT Community?

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Product Description: Throughout their relatively short history, lesbian and gay movements in the United States have endured searing conflicts over whether to embrace assimilationist or liberationist strategies. The Lesbian and Gay Movements explores this dilemma in both contemporary and historical contexts, describing the sources of these conflicts, to what extent the conflicts have been resolved, and how they might be resolved in future...read more

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9780813348490 | 2 edition (Westview Pr, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Throughout their relatively short history, lesbian and gay movements in the United States have endured searing conflicts over whether to embrace assimilationist or liberationist strategies.
9780813340548 | Westview Pr, December 24, 2007, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Throughout their relatively short history, the lesbian and gay movements in the United States have endured searing conflicts over whether to embrace assimilationist or liberationist strategies.

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9780817318284, titled "Reclaiming Queer: Activist & Academic Rhetorics of Resistance" | Univ of Alabama Pr, May 19, 2014, cover price $44.95

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Product Description: Delineating an approach to activism at the intersection of queer rights, immigration rights, and social justice, Queer Migration Politics examines a series of "coalitional moments" in which contemporary activists discover and respond to the predominant rhetoric, imagery, and ideologies that signal a sense of national identity...read more

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9780252038105 | Univ of Illinois Pr, October 16, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Delineating an approach to activism at the intersection of queer rights, immigration rights, and social justice, Queer Migration Politics examines a series of "coalitional moments" in which contemporary activists discover and respond to the predominant rhetoric, imagery, and ideologies that signal a sense of national identity.

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Product Description: Delineating an approach to activism at the intersection of queer rights, immigration rights, and social justice, Queer Migration Politics examines a series of "coalitional moments" in which contemporary activists discover and respond to the predominant rhetoric, imagery, and ideologies that signal a sense of national identity...read more

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9780252079580 | Univ of Illinois Pr, October 16, 2013, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Delineating an approach to activism at the intersection of queer rights, immigration rights, and social justice, Queer Migration Politics examines a series of "coalitional moments" in which contemporary activists discover and respond to the predominant rhetoric, imagery, and ideologies that signal a sense of national identity.

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Product Description: As the fight for same-sex marriage rages across the United States and lesbian and gay couples rush to marriage license counters, the goal of marriage is still fiercely questioned within the LGBT movement. Rarely has an objective so central to a social movement’s political agenda been so controversial within the movement itself...read more
By Verta Taylor (editor)

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9780816681716 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 16, 2013, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: As the fight for same-sex marriage rages across the United States and lesbian and gay couples rush to marriage license counters, the goal of marriage is still fiercely questioned within the LGBT movement.

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9780816681723 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 16, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: As the fight for same-sex marriage rages across the United States and lesbian and gay couples rush to marriage license counters, the goal of marriage is still fiercely questioned within the LGBT movement.

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Product Description: In this textbook, Professor Nicolas incorporates his expertise in constitutional law, federal courts, and sexual orientation, gender identity, and the law to provide a comprehensive approach to studying constitutional litigation involving the rights of sexual minorities...read more

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9781594609916 | Carolina Academic Pr, October 22, 2012, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: In this textbook, Professor Nicolas incorporates his expertise in constitutional law, federal courts, and sexual orientation, gender identity, and the law to provide a comprehensive approach to studying constitutional litigation involving the rights of sexual minorities.

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Product Description: Critical Queer Studies examines contemporary films and documentaries that dramatize the intersection of law and queer life, analyzing the effects of legal doctrines-jury selection, unwanted sexual advance, negligence, hate crimes, and gay marriage-on the production and reception of queer film and fiction...read more

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9781409444060 | Ashgate Pub Co, July 28, 2012, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Critical Queer Studies examines contemporary films and documentaries that dramatize the intersection of law and queer life, analyzing the effects of legal doctrines-jury selection, unwanted sexual advance, negligence, hate crimes, and gay marriage-on the production and reception of queer film and fiction.

The passage of the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California in 2008 stunned gay rights activists across the country. Although facing a well-funded campaign in support of the ballot measure, LGBT activists had good reasons for optimism, including the size and strength of their campaign. Since 1974, the LGBT movement has fought 146 anti-gay ballot initiatives sponsored by the religious right and has developed innovative strategies to oppose these measures. In Gay Rights at the Ballot Box, Amy L. Stone examines how the tactics of LGBT activists have evolved and unravels the complex relationship between ballot measure campaigns and the broader goals of the LGBT movement.The first comprehensive history of anti-gay ballot measures, both those merely attempted and those successfully put before voters, this book draws on archival research and interviews with more than one hundred LGBT activists to provide a detailed account of the campaigns to stop such ballot measures from passing into law. As Stone shows through in-depth case studies, although LGBT activists lost the vast majority of these fights, they also won significant statewide victories in Oregon in 1992 and Arizona in 2006, and local successes, including ones in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1998 and 2002.Stone analyzes how LGBT activists constantly refined their campaign tactics in response to both victories and defeats. She also stresses that such campaigns have played both a complementary and contradictory role within the LGBT movement. Specific anti-ballot campaigns and the broader movement do often strengthen each other. However, ballot measure campaigns sometimes distract activists from the movement’s more general goals, and activists at the movement level can pressure local campaigns to take on more than they can handle. With gay rights coming under increasing assault from the religious right, this book is a vital resource for LGBT activists and others working to block their efforts.

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9780816675470 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, April 11, 2012, cover price $67.50

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9780816675487 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, April 11, 2012, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: The passage of the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California in 2008 stunned gay rights activists across the country.

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Product Description: Same-sex marriage/civil unions remains a controversial issue in the USA. This book explores the topic in a balanced, thought-provoking way that encourages critical thinking about the issue. The book covers the legalization of gay marriage in six states and is current through the California same-sex marriage legal battles of 2008-2010, discussing the path the issue will likely take toward the U...read more

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9780761380764 | Twenty First Century Books, August 1, 2011, cover price $26.95

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9780761364351 | Twenty First Century Books, October 1, 2011, cover price $35.99 | About this edition: Same-sex marriage/civil unions remains a controversial issue in the USA.

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Product Description: The approximately two million gay and lesbian elders in the United States are an underserved and understudied population. At a time when gay men and lesbians enjoy an unprecedented degree of social acceptance and legal protection, many elders face the daily challenges of aging isolated from family, detached from the larger gay and lesbian community, and ignored by mainstream aging initiatives...read more

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9781409402336 | Ashgate Pub Co, January 16, 2011, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: The approximately two million gay and lesbian elders in the United States are an underserved and understudied population.

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By Jason V. Albertson (editor)

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9781616682200 | Nova Science Pub Inc, April 1, 2010, cover price $49.00

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