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By Daniel R. Pinello

America's fight for Same-Sex Marriage chronicles the evolution of the social stream for same-sex marriage within the usa and examines the political controversies surrounding homosexual people's quest for entry to the civil establishment of marriage. The booklet specializes in the momentous occasions that started in November 2003, whilst the Massachusetts ideal Judicial courtroom declared unequivocally that the state's conferral of marriage simply on opposite-sex violated constitutional ideas of recognize for person autonomy and equality below legislation. the choice either brought on a political backlash of nationwide percentage and brought on officers in San Francisco, Multnomah County (OR), Sandoval County (NM), and New Paltz (NY) to factor marriage licenses to same-sex undefined. the quantity depends on in-depth interviews to supply an insider account of ways courts, politicians, and activists maneuver and care for a state of the art social coverage factor, in addition to real-life narratives approximately daily humans whom the talk instantly impacts.

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