Sexual Strangers: Gays, Lesbians, and Dilemmas of Citizenship
                    January 15th, 2001
                    ISBN 1566398282 (ISBN13: 9781566398282)

                    Raises the issue of whether lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people can be seen as American citizens.                             Phelan argues that homosexuals are seen as strangers, ambiguous figures who trouble the border between us and                             them.

Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States
                    April 26th, 2013
                    ISBN 0199982171 (ISBN13: 9780199982172)

                    In Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States, Robert J. Hume examines how the                           democratization of state courts and state constitutional systems has influenced the capacity of judges to protect minority                     rights. Through an intensive examination of same-sex marriage policy, Hume shows that democratic innovations like                           judicial elections and initiative amendment procedures have conditioned the impact of judges on state marriage laws.                           Using a combination of original and publicly available data, Hume demonstrates that "courthouse democracy" has                               influenced the behavior of state judges, the reactions of the public to state court decisions, and the long-term policy                             consequences of these decisions, including the passage of state constitutional amendments. 

The People's Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality
                    August 15th, 2017
                    ASIN B073B1JWJP

                    In 1996, a small group of Americans from all walks of life banded together to create one of the most miraculous political                       victories in modern American history. Opponents attacked the issue of marriage equality as amoral and a direct threat to                     families. Allies warned that it was a generation away from being practicable and a selfish drain of precious political                               capital. A stirring oral history told by those who almost inexplicably found themselves fighting on the front lines, The                             People's Victory recounts the successes – and the setbacks – that only served to strengthen everyone’s resolve to                               resist, fight, and bring equal marriage rights to an entire nation. 

Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians V. The Supreme Court
                    November 30th, 2000
                    ISBN 046501514X (ISBN13: 9780465015146)

                    Since 1958, twenty-five men and two women have forced the Supreme Court to consider whether the Constitution's                             promises of equal protection apply to gay Americans. Here Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price reveal how the nation's                                 highest court has reacted to these cases--from the surprising 1958 victory of a tiny homosexual magazine to the 2000                         defeat of a gay Eagle Scout. A triumph of investigative reporting, Courting Justice gives us an inspiring new perspective                       on the struggle for civil rights in America.

De-Moralizing Gay Rights: Some Queer Remarks on LGBT+ Rights Politics in the Us
                    June 24th, 2018
                    ISBN 3319788396 (ISBN13: 9783319788395)

                    This book critically interrogates three sets of distortions that emanate from the messianic core of 21st century public                             discourse on LGBT+ rights in the United States. The first relates to the critique of pinkwashing, often advanced by                               scholars who claim to be committed to an emancipatory politics. The second concerns a recent US Supreme Court                             decision, Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), a judgment that established marriage equality across the 50 states. The third                             distortion occurs in Kenji Yoshino's theorization of the concept of gay covering. Each of these three distortions, I argue,                       produce their own injunctions to assimilate, sometimes into the dominant mainstream and, at other times, into the fold of                     what is axiomatically taken to be the category of the radical. Using a queer theoretic analysis, I argue for the dismantling                     of each of these three sets of assimilationist injunctions.

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Legal Inversions: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of the Law
                    November 29th, 1995
                    ISBN 1566393779 (ISBN13: 9781566393775)

                    Law reform struggles have always been a part of the grassroots lesbian and gay agenda. These critical essays examine                     the politics of these engagements, of lesbians, gay men, and the law in the United States, Canada, and the United                               Kingdom. From a wide range of perspectives, the contributors combine new conceptual insights with a concern for the                         practicalities of political engagements, tackling such vital topics as legal definitions of homosexuality, AIDS activism, and                     race and sexuality.

America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty
                    August 1st, 2006
                    ISBN 027598785X (ISBN13: 9780275987855)

                    President George W. Bush says that, In our free society, people have the right to choose how they live their lives. But our                     government and the Religious Right are successfully censoring what you read, hear, and see; limiting your access to                           contraception; legislating good moral values; and brainwashing your kids that God hates premarital sex. The Right has                         politicized private life, expanding the zone of public sexuality. This guarantees policies that will "worsen" social problems                     and "increase" personal anxiety, providing proof that sexuality is fundamentally negative--so citizens demand "more"                           sex-negative "policies." With examples ripped from today's headlines, with brutal honesty and a wicked sense of humor,                       Marty Klein names names, challenges political hypocrisy, and shows the financial connections between government and                     conservative religious groups that are systematically taking away your rights. And, in the process, changing American                         society--forever.

Intimacy and Responsibility: The Criminalization of HIV Transmission
                    December 7th, 2007
                    ISBN 1904385702 (ISBN13: 9781904385707)
                    In what circumstances and on what basis, should those who transmit serious diseases to their sexual partners be                                 criminalized? In this new book Matthew Weait uses English case law as the basis of a more general and critical analysis                     of the response of the criminal courts to those who have been convicted of transmitting HIV during sex. Examining cases                     and engaging with the socio-cultural dimensions of HIV/AIDS and sexuality, he provides readers with an important                               insight into the way in which the criminal courts construct the concepts of harm, risk, causation, blame and responsibility.

Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University
                    August 14th, 1992
                    ISBN 0415905109 (ISBN13: 9780415905107)
                    Combining historical and political analysis with autobiography and memoir, Making Trouble brings together the essays of                     John DEmilio, a pioneering gay historian and long-time movement activist.

Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution
                    September 15th, 2003
                    ISBN 0521811007 (ISBN13: 9780521811002)
                    Does the Constitution protect the right to same-sex marriage? Taking a careful look at the issue, Evan Gerstmann looks                       at the legal debate, and asks whether, in a democratic society, the courts, rather than voters, should resolve the                                   question. Gerstmann also asks whether such a court-created law could be effective in the face of public opposition. Evan                     Gerstmann argues that this problem is one of the most significant constitutional issues facing society because it                                   challenges society's commitment to true legal equality. After graduating with honors from the University of Michigan Law                     school in 1986, Evan Gerstmann practiced law in New York City for five years. 

Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics
                    March 8th, 2019
                    ISBN 0190685212 (ISBN13: 9780190685218)

                    On October 14, 1998, five thousand people gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to mourn the death of Matthew                           Shepard, a gay college student who had been murdered in Wyoming eight days earlier. Politicians and celebrities                                 addressed the crowd and the televised national audience to share their grief with the country. Never before had a gay                         citizen's murder elicited such widespread outrage or concern from straight Americans. In Dying to Be Normal, Brett                               Krutzsch argues that gay activists memorialized people like Shepard as part of a political strategy to present gays as                           similar to the country's dominant class of white, straight Christians. Through an examination of publicly mourned gay                           deaths, Krutzsch counters the common perception that LGBT politics and religion have been oppositional and reveals                       how gay activists used religion to bolster the argument that gays are essentially the same as straights, and therefore                           deserving of equal rights.

Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation
                    January 5th, 2001
                    ISBN 0674008758 (ISBN13: 9780674008755)
                    We commonly think of marriage as a private matter between two people, a personal expression of love and commitment.                     In this pioneering history, Nancy F. Cott demonstrates that marriage is and always has been a public institution. From the                     founding of the United States to the present day, imperatives about the necessity of marriage and its proper form have                         been deeply embedded in national policy, law, and political rhetoric. Legislators and judges have envisioned and                                   enforced their preferred model of consensual, lifelong monogamy--a model derived from Christian tenets and the English                     common law that posits the husband as provider and the wife as dependent. 

Sexual Identities, Queer Politics
                    January 28th, 2001
                    ISBN 0691058679 (ISBN13: 9780691058672)

                    In this collection, political and public policy analysts explore the social concerns of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and the                           transgendered--what has come to be known as "lgbt" or "queer" politics. Compared to the humanities and to other social                     sciences, political science has been slow to address this phenomenon. Issues ranging from housing to adoption to laws                       on sodomy, however, have increasingly raised important political questions about the rights and status of sexual                                   minorities, particularly within liberal democracies such as the United States, and also on an international level. 

The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
                    June 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 0691135983 (ISBN13: 9780691135984)

                    Canaday looks at three key arenas of government control--immigration, the military, and welfare--and demonstrates how                     federal enforcement of sexual norms emerged with the rise of the modern bureaucratic state. She begins at the turn of                         the twentieth century when the state first stumbled upon evidence of sex and gender nonconformity, revealing how                               homosexuality was policed indirectly through the exclusion of sexually "degenerate" immigrants and other regulatory                           measures aimed at combating poverty, violence, and vice. Canaday argues that the state's gradual awareness of                                 homosexuality intensified during the later New Deal and through the postwar period as policies were enacted that                                 explicitly used homosexuality to define who could enter the country, serve in the military, and collect state benefits. 

The Long Arc of Justice
                    April 1st, 2007
                    ISBN 0231135211 (ISBN13: 9780231135214)

                    Engaging the whole spectrum of public-policy issues affecting gays and lesbians from a humanistic and philosophical                           approach, Richard Mohr uses the tools of his trade to assess the logic and ethics of gay rights. Focusing on ideas and                         values, Mohr's nuanced case for legal and social acceptance applies widely held ethical principles to various issues,                           including same-sex marriage, AIDS, and gays in the military. By drawing on cultural-, legal-, and ethical-based                                     arguments, Mohr moves away from tired political rhetoric and reveals the important ways in which the struggle for gay                         rights and acceptance relates to mainstream American society, history, and political life. 

With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
                    August 16th, 2011
                    ISBN 0805092056 (ISBN13: 9780805092059)

                    From the nation's beginnings, the law was to be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of                         rules for all. But over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been effectively abolished.                               Instead, a two-tiered system of justice ensures that the country's political and financial class is virtually immune from                           prosecution, licensed to act without restraint, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in                             greater numbers than in any other country in the world. Starting with Watergate, continuing on through the Iran-Contra                         scandal, and culminating with Obama's shielding of Bush-era officials from prosecution, Glenn Greenwald lays bare the                       mechanisms that have come to shield the elite from accountability. He shows how the media, both political parties, and                       the courts have abetted a process that has produced torture, war crimes, domestic spying, and financial fraud.

Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights into the Mainstream: Twenty Years of Progress
                    April 11th, 2006
                    ISBN 1560235268 (ISBN13: 9781560235262)

                    Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream: Twenty Years of Progress is the spirited and provocative memoir                       that blows the lid off the complex machinations of state and national politics. LGBT activist Steve Endean's                                           autobiographical chronicle, completed shortly before his death in 1993, tells insider stories that are sometimes rousing,                       other times infuriating, recounting the fight for lesbian and gay rights from the trenches of the Minnesota state capital to                       the Washington Beltway. Readers get a clear view of the political activism of building grassroots support systems,                                 fundraising efforts, lobbying to rally support for bills, and the election/reelection of sympathetic political representatives.

Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
                    June 6th, 2014
                    ISBN 1306854415 (ISBN13: 9781306854412)

                    Gain an understanding of the threat to freedom that is posed by state regulation of adolescent sexual behavior Sexual                         autonomy encompasses both the right to engage in wanted sexual activity and the right to be free and protected from                           unwanted sexual aggression. Only when both aspects of adolescents' rights are recognized can human sexual dignity be                     fully respected. In Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law, experts from several disciplines use case studies, legal                     analysis, empirical examinations, and tables and figures to provide you with an insightful contribution to the debate                               surrounding child sexual abuse. Much has been written about the undisputedly essential fight against child sexual                               exploitation.

The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?
                    December 25th, 2007
                    ISBN 0813340543 (ISBN13: 9780813340548)

                    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. This new book 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. The text also tackles the challenging issue of what constitutes                               movement “effectiveness” and how “effective” the assimilationist and liberationist strategies have been in three                                     contentious policy arenas.

Rising Up
                    June 8th, 2006
                    ISBN 1411691733 (ISBN13: 9781411691735)

                    Joe Perez looks at the common issues facing gays in personal, cultural, social, and political dimensions within a "theory                       of everything" called STEAM. Building on the work of integral theorists including Ken Wilber, Don Beck, and Jim Marion,                       Perez shows how STEAM can build bridges across the divides. The topics include responding to religious conservatives;                     why liberals and conservatives alike miss the big picture; how to make HIV/AIDS prevention efforts more effective; how                       to renew faith, purpose, and dedication to truth.

Proud Heritage [3 Volumes]: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience
                    October 31st, 2014
                    ISBN 1610693981 (ISBN13: 9781610693981)

                    With the social, religious, and political stigmas attached to alternative lifestyles throughout history, most homosexuals,                         bisexuals, and transgender people lived covertly for much of, if not all of, their lives. Likewise, the narrative of our country                     excludes the contributions, struggles, and historical achievements of this group. This revealing chronologically arranged                       reference work uncovers the rich story of the LGBT community in the United States and discusses the politics, culture,                         and issues affecting it since the early 17th century. 

America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage
                    July 13th, 2006
                    ISBN 0521613035 (ISBN13: 9780521613033)

                    America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage chronicles the evolution of the social movement for same-sex marriage in the                     United States and examines the political controversies surrounding gay people's quest for access to the civil institution of                     marriage. The book focuses on the momentous events that began in November 2003, when the Massachusetts                                   Supreme Judicial Court declared unequivocally that the state's conferral of marriage only on opposite-sex couples                               violated constitutional principles of respect for individual autonomy and equality under law. The decision both triggered a                     political backlash of national proportion and prompted officials in San Francisco, Multnomah County (OR), Sandoval                             County (NM), and New Paltz (NY) to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 

Marriage Equality: A review of the long road to Marriage Equality in America
                    May 7th, 2016
                    ISBN 1511559020 (ISBN13: 9781511559027)

                    This book briefly reviews the history of marriage, its evolution, the opposition for marriage equality and the U.S. Supreme                     Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges holding same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. This book is an easy                       read and would make a great wedding gift.

Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights
                    March 28th, 2008
                    ISBN 0742562115 (ISBN13: 9780742562110)

                    In Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights, Paul R. Brewer looks at how the public debate about gay                           rights has shaped public opinion and conversely how public opinion has shaped the public debate about gay rights.                             Using a variety of methods, including polls, experimentation, and content analysis, he shows how the nature of public                           debate_which encompasses news stories, television sitcoms, presidential speeches, and sermons by local clergy_has                         influenced what and how Americans think about gay rights. He also shows how public opinion has created opportunities                       and obstacles for foes and advocates of gay rights by defining the very terms and boundaries of the public debate.

Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA
                    October 5th, 2015
                    ISBN 0393353362 (ISBN13: 9780393353365)

                    Attorney Roberta Kaplan knew it was the perfect case. Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer had stayed together for better or                         worse, for forty-four years—battling through society’s homophobia and Spyer’s paralysis from MS. The couple married in                     Canada in 2007, but when Spyer died two years later, the US government refused to recognize their marriage, forcing                         Windsor to pay a huge estate tax. In this landmark work, Kaplan describes her strategy in the lower courts and her                               preparation and rehearsals before moot courts, and she shares insights into the dramatic oral argument before the                               Supreme Court justices. Then Comes Marriage is the story of the relationship behind the watershed case, Kaplan’s own                     difficult coming-out journey, and the fascinating unfolding of United States v. Windsor. Full of never-before-told details,                         this is the momentous account of a thrilling historic and political victory for gay rights.

Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America
                    April 24th, 2017
                    ISBN 0674737229 (ISBN13: 9780674737228)

                    The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme                       Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the                                 culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea                       that once seemed unfathomable--and for many gays and lesbian’s undesirable--became a legal and moral right in just                         half a century. Awakening begins in the 1950s, when millions of gays and lesbians were afraid to come out, let alone                           fight for equality. Across the social upheavals of the next two decades, a gay rights movement emerged with the rising                         awareness of the equal dignity of same-sex love. 

The Lavender Vote: Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals in American Electoral Politics
                    August 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 0814735304 (ISBN13: 9780814735305)

                    In the quarter century since the Stonewall riots in New York City's Greenwich Village launched the national gay-rights                           movement in earnest, LGB voters have steadily expanded their political influence. The Lavender Vote is the first full-                           length examination of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals as a factor in American elections. Mark Hertzog here describes                       the differences in demographics, attitudes, and voting behavior between self-identified bisexuals and homosexuals and                       the rest of the voting population. He shows that lavender self- identifiers comprise a distinctive voting bloc equal in                               numbers to Latino voters, more liberal across the board on domestic social issues (though not necessarily on economic                       or national security issues) than non-gay voters, and extremely unified in high-salience elections. Further, lavender                               voters, contrary to popular belief, are up for grabs between the two major parties. 

Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You
                    October 1st, 2012
                    ISBN 0615678920 (ISBN13: 9780615678924)

                    Prisons Will Not Protect You, a compilation of archived work, is located at the difficult and traumatic point where the                             violence of the state against queer and LGBT people colludes with the violence we are always trying to escape. The                             pieces here question the gay community's fealty to the prison industrial complex, arguing that hate crimes legislation,                           which enhances penalties and can even be used to bring in the death penalty, only serves to funnel massive numbers of                     people into prisons with increasing lengths of time served and the use of tortuous methods like solitary confinement. This                     has significant racial and economic implications in a country that houses five percent of the world's population but nearly                     a quarter of the world's prisoners and where prisons have become, for many impoverished area and people, the only                           source of livelihood.

A Fundamental Freedom: Why Republicans, Conservatives, and Libertarians Should Support Gay Rights
                    June 16th, 2012
                    ISBN 1442215739 (ISBN13: 9781442215733)

                    It is an axiom of modern American politics that many Republicans and most conservatives are not only anti-gay but that                       they have capitulated to an anti-gay agenda formulated and pursued by the religious right for the past several decades.                       In A Fundamental Freedom, David Lampo makes the case that support for gay rights will provide long-term political                             benefits for the GOP and the conservative movement. He argues that an anti-gay agenda succinctly exposes the                                 hypocrisy of those who talk of limited government and individual rights but ignore both when it comes to gay rights and                         other personal freedom issues. Indeed, it is the defenders of gay rights within Republican ranks who are keeping faith                         with core conservative principles. 

Simple Matter of Justice? Theorizing Gay and Lesbian Politics
                    March 1st, 1995
                    ISBN 030432955X (ISBN13: 9780304329557)

                    Investigates the intention, meaning and impact of existing concepts of justice regarding the legal status of lesbians and                       gay men. This work considers contemporary lobby efforts in different countries and assesses whether current ideas of                         justice are relevant to campaigns against discrimination.

Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation
                    September 1st, 1995
                    ISBN 0385472994 (ISBN13: 9780385472999)

                    Since the decade to lift the ban on gays in the military, the emergence of gay conservatives, and the onslaught of antigay                     initiatives across America, the gay and lesbian community has been asking itself tough questions: Where should the                           movement go?  What do we want?  In Virtual Equality, veteran activist Urvashi Vaid tackles these questions with a                               unique combination of visionary politics and hard-earned pragmatism.

Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know about Their Legal Rights
                    May 15th, 2007
                    ISBN 0807079669 (ISBN13: 9780807079669)

                    The enormous advances of the civil rights movement have made it easier for LGBT youth to be "out," yet their increased                     visibility has led to myriad legal issues involving such critical matters as freedom of expression, sexual harassment, self-                      chosen medical care, and even their right to privacy within their own families. In this accessible guide, Lisa Keen                                 illustrates how some laws limit the rights of LGBT youth and others protect them. Out Law lays out the basics about                             federal, state, and local laws that frequently impact LGBT youth and explains how legal authority and responsibility is                           often vested in local officials, such as school principals.

From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law
                    February 1st, 2010
                    ISBN 0195305310 (ISBN13: 9780195305319)

                    A distinguished professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago, a prolific writer and award-winning thinker,                       Martha Nussbaum stands as one of our foremost authorities on law, justice, freedom, morality, and emotion. In from                             Disgust to Humanity, Nussbaum aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality:                     the politics of disgust.

The First Amendment and LGBT Equality
                    March 27th, 2017
                    ASIN B06XVBY2SL

                    Carlos A. Ball argues that as progressives fight the First Amendment claims of religious conservatives and other LGBT                       opponents, they should take care not to forget the crucial role the First Amendment played in the early decades of the                         movement, and not to erode the safeguards of liberty that allowed LGBT rights to exist in the first place.

The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality
                    November 30th, 2011
                    ISBN 0918471869 (ISBN13: 9780918471864)

                    Over the last decade equal rights for same-sex couples has proven to be one of this country's most pressing political and                     civil rights issues. The Air We Breathe--its title drawn from a Langston Hughes poem--brings together 27 visual artists                         and seven poets who offer eloquent and challenging contributions to the cause of marriage equality for same-sex                                 couples. 

Why Marriage: The History Shaping Today's Debate Over Gay Equality
                    August 17th, 2004
                    ISBN 0465009581 (ISBN13: 9780465009589)

                    Angry debate over gay marriage has divided the nation as no other issue since the Vietnam War. Why has marriage                             suddenly emerged as the most explosive issue in the gay struggle for equality? At times it seems to have come out of                         nowhere-but in fact it has a history. George Chauncey offers an electrifying analysis of the history of the shifting attitudes                     of heterosexual Americans toward gay people, from the dramatic growth in acceptance to the many campaigns against                       gay rights that form the background to today's demand for a constitutional amendment. Chauncey illuminates what's at                       stake for both sides of this contentious debate in this essential book for gay and straight readers alike.

Gay Issues and Politics: Marriage, the Military, & Workplace Discrimination
                    September 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 1422217507 (ISBN13: 9781422217504)

                    News media, television, music and entertainment are filled with images of gay and lesbian people today. But how did it                         all begin? Explore the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the United States, from                     the horrifying medical treatments of the early twentieth century to the 1969 Stonewall riots that sparked an international                       movement for equality. Then take a closer look at three of the most relevant issues facing LGBT people today. Learn                           what the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the American military looks like to soldiers in the armed forces. 

Courting Change: Queer Parents, Judges, and the Transformation of American Family Law
                    December 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 0814775950 (ISBN13: 9780814775950)

                    A lesbian couple rears a child together and, after the biological mother dies, the surviving partner loses custody to the                         child's estranged biological father. Four days later, in a different court, judges’ rule on the side of the partner, because                           they feel the child relied on the woman as a "psychological parent." What accounts for this inconsistency regarding gay                       and lesbian adoption and custody cases, and why has family law failed to address them in a comprehensive manner?

Officially Gay: The Political Construction of Sexuality
                    June 1st, 2003
                    ISBN 1592130356 (ISBN13: 9781592130351)

                    In 1993, simply the idea that lesbians and gays should be able to serve openly in the military created a firestorm of                               protest from right-wing groups and powerful social conservatives that threatened to derail the entire agenda of a newly                         elected President. Nine short years later, in the wake of September 11, 2001, the Pentagon's suspension of discharge of                     gay and lesbians went largely overlooked and unremarked by political pundits, news organizations, military experts,                             religious leaders and gay activists. How can this collective cultural silence be explained?

Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood
                    December 18th, 2015
                    ISBN 1479857645 (ISBN13: 9781479857647)

                    The decision to have a child is seldom a simple one, often fraught with complexities regarding emotional readiness,                             finances, marital status, and compatibility with life and career goals. Rarely, though, do individuals consider the role of                         the law in facilitating or inhibiting their ability to have a child or to parent. For LGBT individuals, however, parenting is                           saturated with legality including the initial decision of whether to have a child, how to have a child, whether one's                                   relationship with their child will be recognized, and everyday acts of parenting like completing forms or picking up                                 children from school. 

Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality
                    June 14th, 2016
                    ISBN 0062456083 (ISBN13: 9780062456083)

                    In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as                       Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive                                 account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center.                         This is a story of law and love—and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered.

Equal Before the Law: How Iowa Led Americans to Marriage Equality
                    June 1st, 2015
                    ISBN 1609383494 (ISBN13: 9781609383497)

                    “We’ve been together in sickness and in health, through the death of his mother, through the adoption of our children,                           through four long years of this legal battle,” Jason Morgan told reporters of himself and his partner, Chuck Swaggerty.                         “And if being together through all of that isn’t love and commitment or isn’t family or isn’t marriage, then I don’t know                             what is.” Just minutes earlier on that day, April 3, 2009, the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court had agreed. The court’s                       decision in Varnum v. Brien made Iowa only the third state in the nation to permit same-sex couples to wed—moderate,                       midwestern Iowa, years before such left-leaning coastal states as California and New York. And unlike the earlier                                 decisions in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Varnum v. Brien was unanimous and unequivocal. It catalyzed the                                   unprecedented and rapid shift in law and public opinion that continues today.

Love Warriors: The Rise of the Marriage Equality Movement and Why It Will Prevail
​                    September 23rd, 2010
​                    ISBN 1453639713 (ISBN13: 9781453639719)Love Warriors is a comprehensive reader on the same-sex marriage ​                    movement, outlining the rights, benefits and protections marriage provides and the real-life harm caused by marriage ​                    discrimination. Kotulski affirms that advancing equality for LGBT people is part of the American legacy of expanding ​                    human rights and upholding cherished values. Love Warriors is perfect for veteran supporters and those still on the ​                    fence. "Love Warriors illustrates how society is best served when all loving couples who want to settle down are all able ​                    to do so through the civil institution of marriage." -Mark Leno, California Leader "Love Warriors is powerful and educates ​                    us to see our common humanity. Equality in marriage is a human rights issue. Read this book and get engaged for ​                    justice!" -Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Leader and Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers. 

The Supreme Court: Landmark Decisions: 20 Cases that Changed America
                    November 29th, 2016
                    ASIN B0751J5MGL

                    In the United States of America, the legislative branch is responsible for creating legislation, while the executive branch                       is responsible for signing that legislation and enforcing it. But how do senators, representatives, and presidents make                           sure that these laws don’t run afoul of the Constitution that guides the running of the country? The nine justices of the                           Supreme Court of the United States serve as the final arbiters of which laws are and aren’t constitutional. Every year,                           thousands of contentious cases are submitted to the court for that reason; only about eighty of them are heard. Out of                         those cases, many are remembered only by the people directly involved. But over the years, many cases heard by the                         Supreme Court have gone on to affect the lives of many or even all-American citizens.

Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality
                    June 17th, 2014
                    ISBN 0670015962 (ISBN13: 9780670015962)

                    On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions, striking down the                                 Defense of Marriage Act and eliminating California’s discriminatory Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for                           gays and lesbians in California. Redeeming the Dream is the story of how David Boies and Theodore B. Olson—who                           argued against each other all the way to the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore—joined forces after that titanic battle to                             forge the unique legal argument that would carry the day. As allies and not foes, they tell the fascinating story of the five-                      year struggle to win the right for gays to marry, from Proposition 8’s adoption by voters in 2008, to its defeat before the                         highest court in the land in Hollingsworth v. Perry in 2013.

We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality
                    September 9th, 2013
                    ISBN 1617751871 (ISBN13: 9781617751875)

                    Remember when gay marriage was the easiest way to inflame an otherwise mild electorate? This volume demonstrates,                     through speeches, interviews, and commentary, the encouraging story of American acceptance of gay marriage and the                     roles that politicians--gay and straight--have played in that history. This movement began with individuals telling the truth                     about who they are to a world that doesn't accept them. From Supervisor Harvey Milk articulating in 1978 why gay                               people in all fields must be out and visible; to Governor Andrew Cuomo blinking back tears as he discussed his pride in                       making gay marriage a reality in New York in 2011; to President Obama's unprecedented support and the courage of                           many other American politicians—We Do! triumphantly chronicles this recent chapter of our history.

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: The Impact of Religion and Politics in the 20th Century on the LGBT Community in America
                    July 6th, 2019
                    ASIN B07TZZRCR7

                    This is one part of the complete book "Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Church and                         the LGBT Community." This book covers these topics and chapters: The roots of American Christian Fundamentalism,                         The political need to galvanize unregistered blocs of Fundamentalists in the mid-1970s, Conservative voters and gay                           activists rise in response to actions by Anita Bryant, The AIDS crisis in the 1980s and the response of the American                             public and Christian church

Question of Equality: Lesbian and Gay Politics in America Since Stonewall
                    October 11th, 1995
                    ISBN 0684800306 (ISBN13: 9780684800301)

                    An eloquent history of the gay and lesbian rights movement--which ties in to the four-part PBS documentary in the                               American Experience series--this striking volume forms a vivid record--in words and 125 photos--of the entire history of                       the movement, ranging broadly over issues from gays and the church to gay and lesbian parenting to AIDS and gay                             marriage.

Perfect Enemies: The Battle Between the Religious Right and the Gay Movement
                    August 6th, 1996
                    ISBN 1568331789 (ISBN13: 9781568331782)

                    This comprehensive account of two arch-nemeses analyzes the surprisingly similar strategies, rhetoric, and skillful                               grassroots organizational efforts that have landed their conflict in the center of political debate and that continue to                               influence electoral politics from state houses to the White House. In the new paperback edition, the authors expand their                     examination of the gay rights debate to cover the controversy of gays and lesbians in the armed forces; statewide                                 antigay initiatives in Oregon, Colorado, and Maine; recent debates about same-sex marriages and the legal recognition                       of gay relationships; the surge in hate crimes; and the religious right's struggle to regroup behind President George W.                         Bush.

The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality
                    May 2nd, 2014
                    ISBN 0814770576 (ISBN13: 9780814770573)

                    In The Tolerance Trap, Suzanna Walters takes on received wisdom about gay identities and gay rights, arguing that we                       are not "almost there," but on the contrary have settled for a watered-down goal of tolerance and acceptance rather than                     a robust claim to full civil rights. After all, we tolerate unpleasant realities: medicine with strong side effects, a long                               commute, an annoying relative. Drawing on a vast array of sources and sharing her own personal journey, Walters                               shows how the low bar of tolerance demeans rather than ennobles both gays and straights alike. Her fascinating                                 examination covers the gains in political inclusion and the persistence of anti-gay laws, the easy-out sexual freedom of                         queer youth and the suicides and murders of those in decidedly intolerant environments. 

End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free
                    June 9th, 2015
                    ISBN 0553447750 (ISBN13: 9780553447750)

                    The political correctness born on college campuses has mutated into a new hypersensitivity. It’s weaponized in                                     Washington, D.C. by a network of well-trained operatives, media, and politicians, and proliferated throughout the country.                     The new Puritans of the Left are quick to ban comedians and commencement speakers alike for the sin of disagreeing                         with them. They demand “safe spaces” while making dissent increasingly dangerous for Americans.

Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation
                    June 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 1931859795 (ISBN13: 9781931859790)

                    Sexuality and Socialism is a remarkably accessible analysis of many of the most challenging questions for those                                 concerned with full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Inside are essays on the roots of                     LGBT oppression, the construction of sexual and gender identities, the history of the gay movement, and how to unite                         the oppressed and exploited to win sexual liberation for all. Sherry Wolf analyzes different theories about oppression—                        including those of Marxism, postmodernism, identity politics, and queer theory—and challenges myths about genes,                             gender, and sexuality.

Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas
                    March 12th, 2012
                    ISBN 0393062082 (ISBN13: 9780393062083)

                    No one could have predicted that the night of September 17, 1998, would be anything but routine in Houston, Texas.                           Even the call to police that a black man was "going crazy with a gun" was hardly unusual in this urban setting. Nobody                         could have imagined that the arrest of two men for a minor criminal offense would reverberate in American constitutional                     law, exposing a deep malignity in our judicial system and challenging the traditional conception of what makes a family.                       Indeed, when Harris County sheriff’s deputies entered the second-floor apartment, there was no gun. Instead, they                               reported that they had walked in on John Lawrence and Tyron Garner having sex in Lawrence’s bedroom.

Over The Rainbow: Lesbian And Gay Politics In America Since Stonewall
                    ISBN 0752205803 (ISBN13: 9780752205809)

                    By David Deitcher, Dale Peck, Mab Segrest, and Jewelle Gomez. Forward by Armistead Maupin.

Gay Marriage: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Same Sex Marriage
                    January 23rd, 2016
                    ASIN B01B0UMNR6

                    This book was written with the intention of being an in-depth, easy to understand guide to the vastly complex Gay Rights                     movement in the United States and globally. With the recent legalization of Same Sex Marriage in the United States, it is                     important to examine the process that led to the monumental decision made by the Supreme Court in 2015. This book                         will examine how this progress developed. I will start by outlining several of the arguments that are given to condemn                           same-sex marriage, as well as homosexuality generally, to give context to the legal and cultural battles that took place. I                     will then give a snapshot of how things were for the gay community in the first half of the 20th century, providing                                 examples from the military, from academia, and from the media of how homosexuals was generally treated as criminal                         and perverse, but how they were nonetheless becoming gradually recognized.

Beyond Masculinity: Essays by Queer Men on Gender and Politics
                    January 1st, 2008
                    isbn: 193683328X
                    isbn13: 9781936833283

                    Beyond Masculinity is a groundbreaking collection of 22 provocative essays on sexuality, gender, and politics -- all                               written by gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer men. Part audiobook, part-blog, and part-anthology, brings together a                         smart, diverse group of queer male writers all critically examining maleness and the construction of masculinity and                             gender norms for men.

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
                    February 20th, 2007
                    ISBN 0375760210 (ISBN13: 9780375760211)
                    In this remarkable and elegant work, acclaimed Yale Law School professor Kenji Yoshino fuses legal manifesto and                             poetic memoir to call for a redefinition of civil rights in our law and culture. Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a                         disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter                         pressure to cover in our daily lives. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of                             social life.Against conventional understanding, Kenji Yoshino argues that the demand to cover can pose a hidden threat                       to our civil rights.

Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas
                    August 15th, 2017
                    ISBN 1574416928 (ISBN13: 9781574416923)

                    In early 2013 same-sex marriage was legal in only ten states and the District of Columbia. That year the Supreme                               Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor appeared to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and                     Vic Holmes, together for sixteen years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to                           challenge their state’s 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to join a lawsuit                             being put together by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD. Two years later—after tense battles in the Federal District                       Court for the Western District of Texas and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, after sitting through oral arguments at                         the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges—they won the right to marry deep in the heart of Texas. 

Place at the Table: The Gay Individual in American Society
                    November 1st, 1993
                    ISBN 0671894390 (ISBN13: 9780671894399)

                    Bruce Bawer exposes the heated controversy over gay rights and presents a passionate plea for the recognition of                               common values, "a place at the table" for everyone.

The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government
                    May 15th, 2006
                    ISBN 0226401901 (ISBN13: 9780226401904)

                    Historian David K. Johnson here relates the frightening, untold story of how, during the Cold War, homosexuals were                           considered as dangerous a threat to national security as Communists. Charges that the Roosevelt and Truman                                     administrations were havens for homosexuals proved a potent political weapon, sparking a "Lavender Scare" more                             vehement and long-lasting than McCarthy's Red Scare. Relying on newly declassified documents, years of research in                         the records of the National Archives and the FBI, and interviews with former civil servants, Johnson recreates the vibrant                     gay subculture that flourished in New Deal-era Washington and takes us inside the security interrogation rooms where                         thousands of Americans were questioned about their sex lives. 

Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con: A Reader
                    March 25th, 1997
                    ISBN 0679776370 (ISBN13: 9780679776376)

                    With same-sex marriage igniting a firestorm of controversy in the press and in the courts, in legislative chambers and in                       living rooms, Andrew Sullivan, a pioneering voice in the debate, has brought together two thousand years of argument in                     an anthology of historic inclusiveness and even handedness.

Policing Public Sex: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism
                    September 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 089608549X (ISBN13: 9780896085497)

                    As some activists have turned to regulation rather than education in the effort to curb the AIDS epidemic, the public                             culture at the foundation of queer culture has come under attack.

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution
                    June 5th, 2012
                    ISBN 0061965502 (ISBN13: 9780061965500)

                    When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted—most notably at a bar called Stonewall in Greenwich Village—in the                         summer of 1969, most religious traditions condemned homosexuality; psychiatric experts labeled people who were                               attracted to others of the same sex "crazy"; and forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four                     decades later, in June 2011, New York legalized gay marriage—the most populous state in the country to do so thus far.                       The armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, ending a law that had long discriminated against gay and                         lesbian members of the military. Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances were                               something of a miracle.

Queer Families and Relationships After Marriage Equality
                    July 11th, 2018
                    ISBN 1138557463 (ISBN13: 9781138557468)

                    Building on a major conference held in 2016 entitled "After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics and Scholarship,"                           this collection draws from critical and intersectional perspectives to explore this question. Comprising academic papers,                       edited transcripts of conference panels, and interviews with activists working on the ground, this collection presents                             some of the first works of empirical scholarship and first-hand observation to assess the realities of queer families and                         relationships after same-sex marriage. Including a number of chapters focused on married same-sex couples as well as                       several on other queer family types.

Politics & Law

Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage
                    September 12th, 2010
                    ISBN 1453801715 (ISBN13: 9781453801710)

                    An in-depth look at the career of President Barack Obama and his views about gay-related issues, starting when he ran                       for Illinois senate in 1996 and ending mid-way through his term as president. Written by Tracy Baim, publisher of Windy                       City Times, the book also includes articles and essays by some of the most respected journalists, bloggers and activists                       in gay media. This book, with 570 pages and 140 images/photos, has extensive coverage, in words and images, of                             Obama's record on gay and AIDS issues, including detailed quotes from his speeches, photos at gay events, and                                 answers to surveys early in his career. Essayists and writers in the book include Lisa Keen, Kerry Eleveld, Michelangelo                     Signorile, Phill Wilson, Chuck Colbert, Pam Spaulding, Wayne Besen, and many more.

Gay Politics, Urban Politics: Identity and Economics in the Urban Setting
                    December 15th, 1998
                    ISBN 0231096631 (ISBN13: 9780231096638)

                    Drawing from surveys of political attitudes and voting patterns among gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, Bailey's study is a                         revealing window into how sexual identity has fostered political alliances. The book investigates mayoral voting patterns                       in America's three largest cities-New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics
                    December 1st, 2015
                    ISBN 0812247914 (ISBN13: 9780812247916)

                    In postwar America, the path to political power for gays and lesbians led through city hall. By the late 1980s, politicians                         and elected officials, who had originally sought political advantage from raiding gay bars and carting their patrons off to                       jail, were pursuing gays and lesbians aggressively as a voting bloc--not least by campaigning in those same bars. Gays                       had acquired power and influence. They had clout. Tracing the gay movement's trajectory since the 1950s from the                             closet to the corridors of power, Queer Clout is the first book to weave together activism and electoral politics, shifting the                     story from the coastal gay meccas to the nation's great inland metropolis. 

Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits--And Won
                    November 1st, 2014
                    ISBN 1611684013 (ISBN13: 9781611684018)

                    Ten years ago no state allowed same-sex couples to marry, support for gay marriage nationwide hovered around 30                             percent, and politicians everywhere thought of it as the third rail of American politics--draw near at your peril. Today,                             same-sex couples can marry in seventeen states, polls consistently show majority support, and nearly three-quarters of                       Americans believe legalization is inevitable. In Winning Marriage Marc Solomon, a veteran leader in the movement for                         marriage equality, gives the reader a seat at the strategy-setting and decision-making table in the campaign to win and                         protect the freedom to marry. With depth and grace, he reveals the inner workings of the advocacy movement that has                         championed and protected advances won in legislative, court, and electoral battles over the decade since the landmark                       Massachusetts ruling guaranteeing marriage for same-sex couples for the first time.

Voted Out: The Psychological Consequences of Anti-Gay Politics
                    September 1st, 2000
                    ISBN 0814776825 (ISBN13: 9780814776827)

                    When, in 1992, the citizens of Colorado ratified Amendment 2, effectively stripping lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals of                       protection from discrimination under the state's constitution, the vote divided the state and left the gay population                                 dispirited and angry. Their psychological predicament offered an opportunity to examine the precise intersection at which                     the individual meets social oppression. Voted Out is the first to document the psychological impact of anti-gay legislation                     on the gay community, illustrating the range of reactions, from depression, anger, and anxiety to a sense of                                           empowerment and a desire to mobilize, which such legislation can engender.

When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
                    July 19th, 2009
                    ISBN 081479114X (ISBN13: 9780814791141)

                    The summer of 2008 was the summer of love and commitment for gays and lesbians in the United States. Thousands of                     same-sex couples stood in line for wedding licenses all over California in the first few days after same-sex marriage was                     legalized. On the other side of the country, Massachusetts, the very first state to give gay couples marriage rights, took                       the last step to full equality by allowing same-sex couples from other states to marry there as well. These happy times for                     same-sex couples were the hallmark of true equality for some, yet others questioned whether the very bedrock of society                     was crumbling. 

The Legal Status of Intersex Persons
                    September 12th, 2018
                    ISBN 1780684754 (ISBN13: 9781780684758)

                    This book provides a basis for discussion regarding all legal aspects concerning persons born with sex characteristics                         that do not belong strictly to male or female categories, or that belong to both at the same time. It contains contributions                       from medical, psychological and theological perspectives, as well as national legal perspectives from Germany,                                   Australia, India, the Netherlands, Columbia, Sweden, France and the USA. It explores international human rights                                 aspects of intersex legal recognition and also features chapters on private international law and legal history.

Marriage Equality: Why Same-sex marriage is good for the church and the nation
                    May 31st, 2013
                    ISBN 1484967127 (ISBN13: 9781484967126)
                    Marriage Equality is written from the perspective of a straight Christian pastor who moved from opposition to LGBTs and                     their movement to fully embracing their cause. By thorough analysis of the relevant Old and New Testament passages,                       outlining the latest scientific and psychological findings, a full picture emerges of a common humanity in pursuit of                                 common needs. Many myths and lies will be debunked along the way, and an analysis of the Supreme Court decisions                       on DOMA and California's Proposition 8 is included. There are suggested discussion questions after each chapter for                           groups.

Sexual Politics: The Gay Person in America Today
                    June 23rd, 2006
                    ISBN 1931968349 (ISBN13: 9781931968348)

                    Contemporary and controversial, Shannon Gilreath's Sexual Politics is an important update to the continuing debate over                     the place of gay people in American law, politics, and religion. Gilreath incisively navigates a number of complex issues,                       including the delicate balance between sexual privacy and public equality, the entwining of religion and U.S. law and                           politics, and gay marriage. He offers astute academic observation and depth of personal reflection to create an                                     unmatched critique of gay people in American society. Ultimately, Gilreath argues for the further emergence of a gay and                     lesbian ethos of public attentiveness and the practice of "transformative politics," encompassing all those activities of gay                     and lesbian people: art, literature, sports, business, education, spirituality, and otherwise conventional forms of politics.

The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took to Keep My Best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love
                    February 11th, 2014
                    ISBN 1593765363 (ISBN13: 9781593765361)

                    After her traditional engagement to her high school sweetheart falls apart, Liza Monroy faced the prospect of another                           devastating loss: the deportation of her best friend Emir. Desperate to stay in America, Emir tried every legal recourse to                     obtain a green card knowing that his return to the Middle East—where gay men are often beaten and sometimes killed                        was too dangerous. So Liza proposes to Emir in efforts to keep him safe and by her side. After a fast wedding in Las                           Vegas, the couple faces new adventures and obstacles in both L.A. and New York City as they dodge the INS. Their                             relationship is compounded further by the fact that Liza’s mother works for the State Department preventing immigration                     fraud.

Homosexuality: Power and Politics
                    October 2nd, 2018
                    ISBN13 9781788732406

Speaking Out: Writings on Sex, Law, Politics, and Society 1954-1995
                    January 1st, 1997
                    ISBN 1283202484 (ISBN13: 9781283202480) 

                    In 1997 it will be thirty years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 made sex between two men aged over 21 in private                       no longer a crime. It also marks the seventieth birthday of Antony Grey, who was one of the leading campaigners for                           homosexual law reform in the 1960s. The articles and talks reprinted in this book (together with others published here for                     the first time) cover the whole span of Grey's campaigning life, ranging from his first, anonymous, letter to the press                             about homosexuality written in 1954 to his thoughts on present-day sexual politics in the 1990s. Topics covered include                       law reform, religious and social attitudes to homosexuality, sex education, young people and sex, and the gay                                       movement. 

Documents of the LGBT Movement
                    May 25th, 2018
                    ISBN 1440855013 (ISBN13: 9781440855016)

                    While most would think of the modern Gay Rights Movement as beginning in the 1960s, in reality, the issue of                                       nonheterosexual human behavior within society and the campaign to achieve equality and acceptance have existed far                       earlier. Beginning with the First People in the Americas and their acceptance of tribal members who did not conform to                         gender and sexual binary roles, to the expansion west and establishment of the United States as a Republic, to the                             contentious struggles for equality in the 20th and 21st centuries, this reference traces the development of the Gay Rights                     Movement through the examination of primary source materials related to the incremental changes toward making                               America safe for all people.

Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality
                    November 6th, 2015
                    ISBN 1479815748 (ISBN13: 9781479815746)

                    Wedlocked turns to history to compare today’s same-sex marriage movement to the experiences of newly emancipated                       black people in the mid-nineteenth century, when they were able to legally marry for the first time. Maintaining that the                         transition to greater freedom was both wondrous and perilous for newly emancipated people, Katherine Franke relates                         stories of former slaves’ involvements with marriage and draws lessons that serve as cautionary tales for today’s                                 marriage rights movements. While “be careful what you wish for” is a prominent theme, they also teach us how the                               rights-bearing subject is inevitably shaped by the very rights they bear, often in ways that reinforce racialized gender                           norms and stereotypes. 

Difference Troubles: Queering Social Theory and Sexual Politics
                    September 10th, 1997
                    ISBN 0521599709 (ISBN13: 9780521599702)

                    Steven Seidman examines the implications for social theory and sexual politics of taking difference seriously. He                                   explores the troubles difference can make for the social sciences and for the very people--feminists, queer theorists,                           postmodernists--who champion difference. This is a wide-ranging and sophisticated discussion of contemporary social                         theory and sexual politics, focusing on difference, knowledge and power. It also argues persuasively for a pragmatic                             approach to questions of difference in theory and politics.

Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage
                    September 1st, 2010
                    ISBN 0615392687 (ISBN13: 9780615392684)

                    While what feels like the entirety of the gay and lesbian movement is marching in unison towards some vague notion of                       equality, the Against Equality collective has been quietly assembling a digital archive to document the critical resistance                       to the politics of inclusion. This pocket-sized book of archival texts lays out some of the historical foundations of queer                         resistance to the gay marriage mainstream alongside more contemporary inter-subjective critiques that deal directly with                     issues of race, class, gender, citizenship, age, ability, and more. In portable book form, the critical conversations that are                     happening so readily on the internet will no longer be withheld from those with little to no online access like queer and                         trans prisoners, people of low income, rural folks and the technologically challenged. 

Gay Men and The Sexual History of The Political Left
                    December 5th, 1995
                    ISBN 156024724X (ISBN13: 9781560247241)
                    Explore the development of left-wing sexual politics from the 1830s to the present, documenting communist, socialist,                         and anarchist views toward homosexuality and the involvement of homosexuals with the left. Chapters in this fascinating                     book are authored by an array of international scholars who examine key developments in Western Europe, the Soviet                         Union, and the United States, exploring the attitudes and policies of leftist thinkers, parties, and regimes toward                                   homosexuality. 

Queer Activism After Marriage Equality
                    May 19th, 2018
                    ISBN 1138557501 (ISBN13: 9781138557505)

                    Building on a major conference held in 2016 entitled "After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics and Scholarship,"                           this collection draws from critical and intersectional perspectives to explore the questions and issues facing the next                             chapter of LGBTQ activism and social movement work. It comprises academic papers, international case studies, edited                     transcripts of selected conference sessions, and interviews with activists. These take a critical look at the high-profile                           work of national and state-wide equality organizations, analyzing the costs of winning marriage equality and what that                         has meant for other LGBTQ activism. In addition to this, the book examines other forms of queer activism that have                             existed for years in the shadows of the marriage equality movement, as well as new social movements that have                                 developed more recently. 

Moral Panics, Sex Panics: Fear and the Fight Over Sexual Rights
                    June 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 0814737234 (ISBN13: 9780814737231)

                    Unwed teen mothers, abortion, masturbation, pornography, gay marriage, sex trafficking, homosexuality, and HIV are                           just a few in a long line of issues that have erupted into panics. These sexual panics spark moral crusades and                                     campaigns, defining and shaping how we think about sexual and reproductive rights. The essays in Moral Panics, Sex                         Panics focus on case studies ranging from sex education to AIDS to race and the "down low," to illustrate how sexuality                       is at the heart of many political controversies. The contributors also reveal how moral and sexual panics have become a                     mainstay of certain kinds of conservative efforts to win elections and gain power in moral, social, and political arenas.                           Moral Panics, Sex Panics provides new and important insights into the role that key moral panics have played in social                       processes, arguing forcefully against the political abuse of sex panics and for the need to defend full sexual and                                   reproductive rights.

Gay Politics Vs. Colorado and America: The Inside Story of Amendment 2
                    February 1st, 1994
                    ISBN 0963946501 (ISBN13: 9780963946508)

Transgender Rights
                    August 18th, 2006
                    ISBN 0816643121 (ISBN13: 9780816643127)

                    Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories.                                   Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private                                 companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and                               violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and                         advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement’s achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action.                     Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this                       groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender                         boundaries. 

Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion
                    March 17th, 2014
                    ISBN 1849351848 (ISBN13: 9781849351843)

                    Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic                           security to an inherently conservative tradition? Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and                       empower LGBT people around the world? Does hate-crime legislation affirm and strengthen historically anti-queer                               institutions like the police and prisons rather than dismantling them? The Against Equality collective asks some hard                             questions. These queer thinkers, writers, and artists are committed to undermining a stunted conception of “equality.” In                       this powerful book, they challenge mainstream gay and lesbian struggles for inclusion in elitist and inhumane institutions.                     More than a critique, Against Equality seeks to reinvigorate the queer political imagination with fantastic possibility!

The Morality of Gay Rights: An Exploration in Political Philosophy
                    October 11th, 2002
                    ISBN 041593141X (ISBN13: 9780415931410)
                    In The Morality of Gay Rights, Ball presents a comprehensive exploration of the connection between gay rights and                             political philosophy. He discusses the writing of contemporary political and legal philosophers-including Rawls, Walzer,                         Nussbaum, Sandel, Rorty and Dworkin-to evaluate how their theoretical frameworks fit the specific gay rights                                       controversies, such as same-sex marriage and parenting by lesbians and gay men, that are part of our nation's political                       and legal debates.

Women 'n' Love
                    July 8th, 2012
                    ASIN B008J5L61U

                    In today's world, how can who you fall in love with change how society thinks of you? How can falling in love with your                         ideal life partner shunt every facet of your being behind your sexuality? Everything you are, and that you've achieved, all                     relegated behind your love for another? Jill and Mel met and connected in a way neither could have foreseen. Hitherto                         both considering themselves heterosexual, one has a partner, the other a husband. So their journey to where they want                       to be can't run smoothly, if they can get there at all. Aware of how society would restrict them, and their love for each                           other, they question why their love should change them. And why society should dictate their identity to them. And why                         everything they are, everything they've achieved should be shunted behind what society perceives their sexuality to be;                       and when all they desire is to be left to live their lives quietly, without fuss just as they have always done.

Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America
                    September 2nd, 2014
                    ISBN 1580055087 (ISBN13: 9781580055086)

                    Under This Beautiful Dome tells the true story of journalist Terry Mutchler's secret five-year relationship with Penny                               Severns, an Illinois State Senator who mentored Barack Obama. Forced to engage in an elaborate ruse to keep their                           relationship a secret, the two women constantly fear discovery in their conservative town. Denied legal access to the                           altar, they face even greater hardships when Penny is diagnosed with cancer and begins undergoing treatment.

Marriage Equality: Obergefell V. Hodges
                    January 1st, 2017
                    ISBN 0766084361 (ISBN13: 9780766084360)

                    This groundbreaking case, with much pressure from suing parties across the country and a great amount of controversy,                     granted the dignity of marriage to same-sex couples. Readers will find out all about the background of the case, how it                         made it to the Supreme Court, and why the court decided for same-sex marriage. Also included are questions to                                   consider, primary source documents, and a chronology of the case.

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
                    September 7th, 2015
                    ISBN 1451694113 (ISBN13: 9781451694116)

                    The sweeping story of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian, and trans rights from the 1950s to the present based on                             amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists, and members of the entire LGBT community who face                     these challenges every day. The fight for gay, lesbian, and trans civil rights—the years of outrageous injustice, the early                       battles, the heart-breaking defeats, and the victories beyond the dreams of the gay rights pioneers—is the most                                   important civil rights issue of the present day. Based on rigorous research and more than 150 interviews, The Gay                               Revolution tells this unfinished story not through dry facts but through dramatic accounts of passionate struggles, with all                     the sweep, depth, and intricacies only an award-winning activist, scholar, and novelist like Lillian Faderman can evoke.

Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights
                    October 15th, 2008
                    ISBN 0226544095 (ISBN13: 9780226544090)

                    Why is it so much harder for American same-sex couples to get married than it is for them to adopt children? And why                         does our military prevent gays from serving openly even though jurisdictions nationwide continue to render such                                   discrimination illegal? Illuminating the conditions that engender these contradictory policies, Same Sex, Different Politics                     explains why gay rights advocates have achieved dramatically different levels of success from one policy area to                                 another. 

The World Needs Marriage Equality Now
                    February 8th, 2014
                    ISBN13 9781304888242

                    This is a collection of articles about marriage equality, written in 2011-2013, by TaraElla. TaraElla is a singer-songwriter                       and has been a strong supporter of marriage equality for over a decade. Many of these articles were written to sincerely                       convince conservatives to come on board the movement, therefore they may be particularly useful for convincing people                     to support marriage equality.

Out and Running: Gay and Lesbian Candidates, Elections, and Policy Representation
                    August 11th, 2010
                    ISBN 1589016998 (ISBN13: 9781589016996)

                    Out and Running is the first systematic analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political                                           representation that explores the dynamics of state legislative campaigns and the influence of lesbian and gay legislators                     in the state policymaking process. By examining state legislative elections from 1992 to 2006 and state policymaking                           from 1992 to 2009, Donald Haider-Markel suggests that the LGBT community can overcome hurdles and win elections;                       and, once in office, these officials can play a critical role in the policy representation of the community.

Gay, Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics
                    July 31st, 2018
                    ISBN 1517901790 (ISBN13: 9781517901790)

                    What if the very structure on which social movements rely, the nonprofit system, is reinforcing the inequalities activists                         seek to eliminate? That is the question at the heart of this bold reassessment of the system’s massive expansion since                       the mid-1960s. Focusing on the LGBT movement, Myrl Beam argues that the conservative turn in queer movement                             politics, as exemplified by the shift toward marriage and legal equality, is due mostly to the movement’s embrace of the                       nonprofit structure. Based on oral histories as well as archival research, and drawing on the author’s own extensive                             activist work, Gay, Inc. presents four compelling case studies. 

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
                    October 18th, 2011
                    ISBN 1849350701 (ISBN13: 9781849350709)

                    Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the                       enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together                             current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and                     sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection                         argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and                       critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is                     a challenge for us all to join the struggle.

Getting Specific: Postmodern Lesbian Politics
                    December 1st, 1994
                    ISBN 0816621101 (ISBN13: 9780816621101)

The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture
                    September 17th, 2002
                    ISBN 0822330237 (ISBN13: 9780822330233)

                    Something happened in the 1990s, something dramatic and irreversible. A group of people long considered a moral                             menace and an issue previously deemed unmentionable in public discourse were transformed into a matter of human                         rights, discussed in every institution of American society. Marriage, the military, parenting, media and the arts, hate                               violence, electoral politics, public school curricula, human genetics, religion: Name the issue, and the the role of gays                           and lesbians was a subject of debate. During the 1990s, the world seemed finally to turn and take notice of the gay                             people in its midst. In The World Turned, distinguished historian and leading gay-rights activist John D’Emilio shows how                     gay issues moved from the margins to the center of national consciousness during the critical decade of the 1990s.

Activating Theory: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Politics
                    January 1st, 1993
                    ISBN 0853157901 (ISBN13: 9780853157908)

                    This study brings together 14 polemical essays that focus attention on key debates that are current within lesbian, gay                         and bisexual politics. Based on a conference held in October 1992 in York, this book is not just another set of conference                     papers. Rather it reflects the movement from theory to activism, from the ivory tower to the streets.

Unpacking Queer Politics: A Lesbian Feminist Perspective
                    December 12th, 2002
                    ISBN 0745628389 (ISBN13: 9780745628387)

                    Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a                       philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a                     gay male agenda called queer politics. The new politics repudiated lesbian feminist ideas and celebrated 'manhood' as a                     goal for gay men. Practices which construct this 'manhood', such as sadomasochism, cutting and piercing, female-to-                          male transsexual surgery, and which are promoted in queer politics, need to be understood as forms of self-harm which                       result from the oppression of lesbians and gay men. 

LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader
                    September 19th, 2017
                    ISBN 1479834092 (ISBN13: 9781479834099)
                    From Harvey Milk to ACT UP to Proposition 8, no political change in the last two decades has been as rapid as the                               advancement of civil rights for LGBTQ people. As we face a critical juncture in progressive activism, political science,                           which has been slower than most disciplines to study the complexity of queer politics, must grapple with the shifting                             landscape of LGBTQ rights and inclusion. LGBTQ Politics analyzes both the successes and obstacles to building the                           LGBTQ movement over the past twenty years, offering analyses that point to possibilities for the movement's future.                             Essays cover a range of topics, including activism, law, and coalition-building, and draw on subfields such as American                       politics, comparative politics, political theory, and international relations.

Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial
                    April 14th, 2015
                    ISBN 0385348800 (ISBN13: 9780385348805)

                    In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, rescinding the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state.                                     Advocates for marriage equality were outraged. Still, major gay-rights groups opposed a federal challenge to the law,                           warning that it would be dangerously premature. A loss could set the movement back for decades. A small group of                             activists, however, refused to wait. They turned to corporate lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies—best known for                                 arguing opposite sides of Bush v. Gore—who filed a groundbreaking federal suit against the law.

The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World
                    July 1st, 2016
                    ISBN 0190460954 (ISBN13: 9780190460952)

                    Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of                     courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for                             equal rights. Featuring LGBTQ icons from America to Ireland, Britain to New Zealand; Reynolds documents their                                 successes and failures, heartwarming stories of acceptance and heartbreaking stories of ostracism, demonstrating the                         ways in which an individual can change the views and voting behaviors of those around them. The book also includes                         rare vignettes of LGBTQ leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean who continue to fight for equality in                           spite of threats, violence, and homophobia.

The Unfinished Queer Agenda After Marriage Equality
                    April 22nd, 2018
                    ISBN 1138557536 (ISBN13: 9781138557536)

                    While legal recognition of marriage has met the needs of a segment of the LGBTQ population, many still face daily                               struggles with issues around housing, education, healthcare, policing and incarceration, and immigration. These are                             issues that were largely eclipsed in national arenas by the fight for marriage equality. In reaction to this, The Unfinished                       Queer Agenda After Marriage Equality examines the institutional failings and overlapping systems of injustice that                               continue to dehumanize queer and trans people and deprive them of basic human rights.

Out Proud & Fighting: Gay Liberation and The Struggle For Socialism
                    ISBN 0905998650 (ISBN13: 9780905998657)


From Identity to Politics: The Lesbian and Gay Movements in the United States
                    December 1st, 2001
                    ISBN 1566399041 (ISBN13: 9781566399043)

                    Liberal democracy has provided a certain degree of lesbian and gay rights. But those rights are the focus of efforts by                         lesbian and gay movements in the US to promote social change. This work looks at the past, present, and future of the                       movements.

The Red in the Rainbow: Sexuality, Socialism and LGBT Liberation
                    January 1st, 2011
                    ISBN 1905192703 (ISBN13: 9781905192700)

                    This inspiring story of the fight for sexual liberation travels across continents and centuries uncovering a radical struggle                       including the Stonewall riots in 1969 and the mass movement against apartheid South Africa that achieved the first                               inclusion of LGBT rights in a constitution. This is a remarkably hopeful account of the way women and men have made                       history even in the most difficult circumstances. It should be read by every activist who aspires to win a world free from                         oppression and to realise the unfinished dream of liberation that so many have fought for.

The Early Homosexual Rights Movement (1864-1935)
                    January 1st, 1974
                    ISBN 0878100415 (ISBN13: 9780878100415)

Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination
                    June 1st, 2017
                    ISBN 0190603070 (ISBN13: 9780190603076)

                    Virtually everyone supports religious liberty, and virtually everyone opposes discrimination. But how do we handle the                           hard questions that arise when exercises of religious liberty seem to discriminate unjustly? How do we promote the                             common good while respecting conscience in a diverse society? This point-counterpoint book brings together leading                           voices in the culture wars to debate such questions: John Corvino, a longtime LGBT-rights advocate, opposite Ryan T.                         Anderson and Sherif Girgis, prominent young defenders of the traditional view of marriage.

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law
                    December 6th, 2011
                    ISBN 0896087964 (ISBN13: 9780896087965)

                    Much of the legal advocacy for trans and gender nonconforming people in the US has reflected the civil rights and                               "equality" strategies of mainstream gay and lesbian organizations—agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly                             guarantee equal access, nondiscrimination, and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the state                         and its legal, policing, and social services apparatus—even its policies and documents of belonging and non-belonging                        —are neutral and benevolent. While we all have to comply with the gender binaries set forth by regulatory bodies of law                       and administration, many trans people, especially the most marginalized, are even more at risk for poverty, violence, and                     premature death by virtue of those same "neutral" legal structures.

Coming on Strong: Gay Politics and Culture
                    July 1st, 1989
                    ISBN 0044453523 (ISBN13: 9780044453529)

                    This collection of essays addresses itself to anyone, whatever their sexuality, who wants to know why gay men have                           become one of the most controversial minorities in Britain in the 1980s. The book looks at the relationship of gay men to                     law, politics and masculinity

Love & Politics: Radical Feminist & Lesbian Theories
                    January 1st, 1988
                    ISBN 0910383170 (ISBN13: 9780910383172)

                    Douglas probes the divergent roots of radical feminist theory. She then glides her analytic lens to examine diverse                               currents in radical feminist practice. While some radical feminists emphasize confronting the enemy (patriarchy and/or                         capitalism), others emphasize building alternative women's communities to achieve radical feminist goals in the here and                     now. "In the early and mid 1970s," Douglas observes, "there was a turn by radical and lesbian feminists not only from                           working for legislated reforms but also from any sort of demonstrations or direct confrontation with the male power                               structure... Creating independent projects -- whether these were publications, bookstores, restaurants, record                                       companies, credit unions or rape crisis centers -- was seen by many as a more productive way of opposing the system. 

Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality
                    April 22nd, 2014
                    ISBN 1594204446 (ISBN13: 9781594204449)

                    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. 

Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry
                    July 27th, 2004
                    ISBN 0743264592 (ISBN13: 9780743264594)
                    Why Marriage Matters offers a compelling, intelligently reasoned discussion of a question at the forefront of our national                       consciousness. It is the work of one of the most influential attorneys in America, who has dedicated his life to the                                 protection of individuals' rights and our Constitution's commitment to equal justice under the law. Above all, it is a clear,                       straightforward book that brings into sharp focus the very human significance of the right to marry in America -- not just                       for some couples, but for all. Why is the word marriage so important? Will marriage for same-sex couples hurt the                                 "sanctity" of the institution? How can people of different faiths reconcile their beliefs with the idea of marriage for same-                        sex couples? How will allowing gay couples to marry affect children?

Courts Liberalism and Rights: Gay Law and Politics In The United States and Canada
                    August 1st, 2005
                    ISBN 1592134017 (ISBN13: 9781592134014)

                    Philosophy matters. In the courts the best hope for an expansion of rights comes from judges who view liberalism as                           grounded in an expansion of rights rather than the constraint of government activity. Courts, Liberalism, and Rights                               begins with the premise that the courts offer the best chance for achieving a broad set of rights for gays and lesbians,                         particularly those courts whose judges draw on the expansive interpretation of liberalism.

Gay Rights and Moral Panic: The Origins of America's Debate on Homosexuality
                    August 15th, 2008
                    ISBN 1403980691 (ISBN13: 9781403980694)

                    Using the 1977 campaign against the Dade County Florida gay rights ordinance as a focal point, this book provides an                         examination of the emergence of the modern lesbian and gay American movement, the challenges it posed to the                               accepted American notions of sexuality, and how American society reacted in turn.

Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law
                    February 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 0807044326 (ISBN13: 9780807044322)

                    The debate over marriage equality for same-sex couples rages across the country. Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage                       boldly moves the discussion forward by focusing on the larger, more fundamental issue of marriage and the law. The root                     problem, asserts law professor and LGBT rights activist Nancy Polikoff, is that marriage is a bright dividing line between                       those relationships that legally matter and those that don't. A woman married to a man for nine months is entitled to                             Social Security survivor's benefits when he dies; a woman living for nineteen years with a man or woman to whom she is                     not married receives nothing.

Sexuality and Democracy: Identities and Strategies in Lesbian and Gay Politics
                    April 14th, 2000
                    ISBN 074860958X (ISBN13: 9780748609581)

                    Drawing on the example set by feminists, this textbook explores the problems of pursuing lesbian and gay political                               agendas within the present structure of democracy. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the author connects the analysis                     of lesbian and gay identities in sociology and cultural studies with the analysis of democracy in political theory. This                             paves the way for a consideration of the implications of sociological theories of sexuality for democratic theory and                               practice. Engaging with queer theory, the dominant perspective in the area of sexual identity and politics, the author                             offers a critique of many of the theorists - including Judith Butler and Diana Fuss - and directions within this field. 

Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process: Public Policy, Public Opinion, and Political Representation
                    October 6th, 1999
                    ISBN 0231115857 (ISBN13: 9780231115858)

                    Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process puts theory to the test by compiling the current research of political                               scientists working in an empirical tradition. The articles in this volume extend and expand on a growing body of research                     on the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered equality in the political world, with a focus on the areas of                     public policy, public opinion, and political representation. Contributors tackle such questions as: What factors determine                       the adoption and effectiveness of nondiscrimination policies based on sexual orientation? How do variables of education,                     religion, and urban location influence public attitudes toward lesbians and gays? How has the emergence of the                                   Christian Right paradoxically helped to consolidate the gay and lesbian movement? 

Party Crasher: A Gay Republican Challenges Politics As Usual
                    June 10th, 1999
                    ISBN 0684837641 (ISBN13: 9780684837642)

                    One of America's most intriguing activists and executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans presents an original and                       appealing case for gay politics based on self-respect.

From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage
                    September 7th, 2012
                    ISBN 0199922101 (ISBN13: 9780199922109)

                    From the Closet to the Altar will stand as the definitive one-volume history of the tumultuous emergence of same-sex                           marriage in American life as well as a landmark study of litigation, social reform, and the phenomenon of political                                 backlash to court decisions.

The Road to Marriage Equality
                    January 15th, 2019
                    ISBN 153838132X (ISBN13: 9781538381328)

                    In Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court of the United States held that same-sex couples throughout the                             country had the right to marry. The ruling was the culmination of a decades-long struggle to gain the legal right for gay                         and lesbian couples to wed. This compelling book takes the reader through the ups and downs of the marriage equality                       movement, from the 1990s to the current era, from the first same-sex couples to have their marriage license applications                     rejected to the changing attitudes that led to every individual having the right that was once reserved only for some.

Don't Tell Me to Wait: How the Fight for Gay Rights Changed America and Transformed Obama's Presidency
                    October 6th, 2015
                    ISBN 0465074898 (ISBN13: 9780465074891)

                    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. This rapid succession of victories is astonishing by any measure--and is especially incredible                               considering that when Obama first took office, he, like many politicians, still viewed gay rights as politically toxic. In 2008,                     for instance, he opposed full marital rights for same-sex couples, calling marriage a "sacred union" between a man and a                     woman. It wasn't until 2012, in the heat of his reelection campaign, that Obama finally embraced marriage equality.

The Politics of Gay Rights
                    July 1st, 2000
                    ISBN 0226719995 (ISBN13: 9780226719993)

                    Few issues in American politics inspire such passion as that of civil rights for gays and lesbians. In this group of original                       essays, scholars and activists writing from a number of different perspectives provide a comprehensive overview of this                       heated debate. Contributors thoroughly investigate the politics of the gay and lesbian movement, beginning with its                               political organizations and tactics. The essays also address the strategies and ideology of conservative opposition                               groups, such as the Christian Right. They focus on key issues for public policy, including gays and lesbians openly                               serving in the military, anti-discrimination laws, and the ongoing crisis of AIDS. 

Pride Parades and LGBT Movements: Political Participation in an International Comparative Perspective
                    June 12th, 2018
                    ASIN B07DP57JNX

                    Pride Parades and LGBT Movements contributes to a better understanding of LGBT protest dynamics through a                                   comparative study of eleven Pride parades in seven European countries – Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Poland,                     Sweden, Switzerland, the UK – and Mexico. Peterson, Wahlström and Wennerhag uncover the dynamics producing                         similarities and differences between Pride parades, using unique data from surveys of Pride participants and qualitative                       interviews with parade organizers and key LGBT activists. In addition to outlining the histories of Pride in the respective                       countries, the authors explore how the different political and cultural contexts influence.

Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court
                    April 11th, 2013
                    ISBN 1442212047 (ISBN13: 9781442212046)

                    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. Same Sex Marriage in the United States 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. 

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada
                    May 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 0415988713 (ISBN13: 9780415988711)

                    Lesbian and gay citizens today enjoy a much broader array of rights and obligations and a greater ability to live their                             lives openly in both the U.S. and Canada. However, while human rights protections have been exponentially expanded in                     Canada over the last twenty years, even basic protections in areas such as employment discrimination are still                                     unavailable to many in the United States. This book examines why these similar societies have produced such divergent                     policy outcomes, focusing on how differences between the political institutions of the U.S. and Canada have shaped the                       terrain of social movement and counter-movement mobilization.

Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire
                    January 11th, 2013
                    ISBN 1849351201 (ISBN13: 9781849351201)

                    What does it mean to "queer" the world around us? How does the radical refusal of the mainstream codification of GLBT                     identity as a new gender norm come into focus in the context of anarchist theory and practice? How do our notions of                           orientation inform our politics - and vice versa? "Queering Anarchism "brings together a diverse set of writings ranging                         from the deeply theoretical to the playfully personal that explore the possibilities of the concept of "queering," turning the                     dominant, and largely heteronormative, structures of belief and identity entirely inside-out. 

The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights Into a Transformed Relationship
                    September 28th, 2011
                    ISBN 1409410668 (ISBN13: 9781409410669)

                    By analyzing the relationship between lesbian and gay movements and the state, this ground-breaking book addresses                       two interconnected issues: to what extent is the lesbian and gay movement influenced by the state and, to a lesser                               extent, whether the lesbian and gay movement has somehow influenced the state, for instance by altering forms of                               sexual regulation. Given the diversity in national trajectories, this book covers fifteen countries. This enables the volume                       to shed light on different kinds of relationships between these groups and the state, as well as on the way they have                             evolved in recent decades. 

Coming Out of the Republican Closet - Coming to Terms with Being Black, Patriotic and Conservative
                    May 15th, 2006
                    ISBN 141207939X (ISBN13: 9781412079396)
                    You've heard from the pros, pundits, and polemics. Now hear from one ordinary citizen, who discusses his                                           transformation into a conservative voter. This is the life story of a black man who grew up in a Democratic Party family in                     North Carolina. Reginald and his four siblings were raised by their mother, Margaret Bohannon. "As far back as I can                           remember," he says, "Mom has voted and worked for the Democratic Party. She has been an allegiant Democrat since                       the early 1960s."After joining the United States Air Force in 1978, Reginald quickly rose through the ranks and earned a                       "Special Duty Assignment" to the Air Force One Presidential Wing under President Ronald Reagan. After returning to                           civilian life and volunteering with the Jesse Jackson presidential campaign, he became disgruntled with the Democratic                       Party. This led him to research both the Democratic and Republican parties. 

After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights
                    June 14th, 2016
                    ISBN 1479883085 (ISBN13: 9781479883080)

                    In persuading the Supreme Court that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the LGBT rights movement                     has achieved its most important objective of the last few decades. Throughout its history, the marriage equality                                     movement has been criticized by those who believe marriage rights were a conservative cause overshadowing a host of                     more important issues. Now that nationwide marriage equality is a reality, everyone who cares about LGBT rights must                       grapple with how best to promote the interests of sexual and gender identity minorities in a society that permits same-                          sex couples to marry. This book brings together 12 original essays by leading scholars of law, politics, and society to                           address the most important question facing the LGBT movement today: What does marriage equality mean for the future                     of LGBT rights?

The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage
                    October 1st, 2007
                    ISBN 0226720012 (ISBN13: 9780226720012)

                    Same-sex marriage emerged in 2004 as one of the hottest issues of the campaign season. But in a severe blow to gay                       rights advocates, all eleven states that had the issue on the ballot passed amendments banning the practice, and the                           subject soon dropped off the media’s radar. This pattern of waxing and waning in the public eye has characterized the                         debate over same-sex marriage since 1996 and the passing of the Defense of Marriage Act. Since then, court rulings                           and local legislatures have kept the issue alive in the political sphere, and conservatives and gay rights advocates have                       made the issue a key battlefield in the culture wars. 

Same Sex Relationships: From 'odious Crime' to 'gay Marriage'
                    July 1st, 2006
                    ISBN 0199297738 (ISBN13: 9780199297733)

                    This book is based on the Clarendon Lectures in Law given in October 2005. The book deals with the remarkable                                 change in society's attitude to homosexuality since the 1960's, and the 2005 Civil Partnership Act, which creates a                               framework in which same-sex couples can have their relationship legally recognized in much the same way as                                     heterosexual marriage. It examines questions such as what are the essentials of the civil partnership relationship? Do                         civil partnerships really provide for a 'gay marriage', and if not, will they satisfy the demands for equality increasingly                             being made by the gay community?