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The Resource License to wed : what legal marriage means to same-sex couples, Kimberly D. Richman

License to wed : what legal marriage means to same-sex couples, Kimberly D. Richman

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License to wed : what legal marriage means to same-sex couples
Title
License to wed
Title remainder
what legal marriage means to same-sex couples
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Kimberly D. Richman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A critical reader of the history of marriage understands that it is an institution that has always been in flux. It is also a decidedly complicated one, existing simultaneously in the realms of religion, law, and emotion. And yet recent years have seen dramatic and heavily waged battles over the proposition of including same sex couples in marriage. Just what is at stake in these battles? This book examines the meanings of marriage for couples in the two first states to extend that right to same sex couples: California and Massachusetts. The two states provide a compelling contrast: while in California the rights that go with marriage--inheritance, custody, and so forth--were already granted to couples under the state's domestic partnership law, those in Massachusetts did not have this same set of rights. At the same time, Massachusetts has offered civil marriage consistently since 2004; Californians, on the other hand, have experienced a much more turbulent legal path. And yet, same-sex couples in both states seek to marry for a variety of interacting, overlapping, and evolving reasons that do not vary significantly by location. The evidence shows us that for many of these individuals, access to civil marriage in particular--not domestic partnership alone, no matter how broad--and not a commitment ceremony alone, no matter how emotional--is a home of such personal, civic, political, and instrumental resonance that it is ultimately difficult to disentangle the many meanings of marriage. This book attempts to do so, and in the process reveals just what is at stake for these couples, how access to a legal institution fundamentally alters their consciousness, and what the impact of legal inclusion is for those traditionally excluded. Kimberly Richman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of San Francisco"--
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Richman, Kimberly D
Dewey number
346.74401/68
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • forms
Index
index present
LC call number
KF539
LC item number
.R53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Same-sex marriage
  • Same-sex marriage
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License to wed : what legal marriage means to same-sex couples, Kimberly D. Richman
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2800809/image/lgcover.9780814725467.jpg
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Situating the meanings of marriage -- The road to same-sex marriage : the beginning -- The rite as right : marriage as material right, marriage as strategy -- Marriage as protest : the political dimensions of marital motivation -- Marriage as validation : subjects before (and after) the law -- Making it personal : marriage, emotion, and love inside and outside the law -- Conclusion. The multiple meanings of marriage
Control code
ocn853313614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780814725467
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013027470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, forms
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814725467
  • (OCoLC)853313614
Label
License to wed : what legal marriage means to same-sex couples, Kimberly D. Richman
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2800809/image/lgcover.9780814725467.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Situating the meanings of marriage -- The road to same-sex marriage : the beginning -- The rite as right : marriage as material right, marriage as strategy -- Marriage as protest : the political dimensions of marital motivation -- Marriage as validation : subjects before (and after) the law -- Making it personal : marriage, emotion, and love inside and outside the law -- Conclusion. The multiple meanings of marriage
Control code
ocn853313614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780814725467
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013027470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, forms
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814725467
  • (OCoLC)853313614

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