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This book offers an analysis of the past and current status of same-sex marriage in the United States and other nations of the world, accompanied by a balanced review of the arguments in favor of and opposed to the practice.
Author(s): David E. Newton
Edition: 1st
Articles: 72
Images: 1
People: 30

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Preface
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Alternatives to Same-Sex Marriage

An important element in the debate over same-sex marriage is the possibility of legal arrangements that are similar to, but not identical with,...

Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Relationships in Western Culture

For the modern debate over same-sex marriage, probably the most important historical story is that which begins in the lands inhabited by and...

Background and History

Introduction: The Early Days Same-Sex Relationships in History Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Relationships in Western Culture ...

Barry T. B. Albin (1952–)

Albin wrote the majority opinion in the case of Lewis v. Harris (908 A.2d 196) in 2006, an opinion that held that withholding a marriage...

A Bill for an Act

Relating to same-sex relationships; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 107.615, 192.842, 205.320, 409.300, 432.005, 432.235, 432.405 and...

Biographical Sketches

This chapter contains brief biographical sketches of some individuals who have been important figures in the history of same-sex marriage and...

Bob Barr (1948–)

Barr introduced the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 7, 1996. The act defines marriage as a contract...

Charles J. Cooper (1952–)

Cooper was lead attorney for the defense in the 2009–10 trial, Perry v. Schwarzenegger , that challenged the outcome of the November 2008 vote...

Chris Bryant (1962–)

Bryant is a member of parliament for the Labour Party from the Rhondda district of Wales. He and his partner, Jared Cranney, made history in...

Chronology

Although some form of legalized relationships between two individuals of the same gender has been known for hundreds of years, the details of...

Contemporary World Issues: Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook

Book Cover This book offers an analysis of the past and current status of same-sex marriage in the United States and other nations of...

Contents

Preface 1 Background and History Introduction: The Early Days Same-Sex Relationships in History Early Civilizations ...

Court Cases

E. B. v. France , Application No. 43546/02 (2008) The legal status of same-sex adoptions in the United States is still a matter of...

Data and Statistics

Table 6.1: Same-Sex Marriages in Massachusetts (2009) As the first state in the union to legalize same-sex marriage, Massachusetts has the...

David Boies (1941–)

Boies was paired with attorney Ted Olson representing theplaintiffs in the 2009 court case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger , that challenged the...