Why Marriage?: The History Shaping Today's Debate Over Gay Equality

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Why Marriage?: The History Shaping Today's Debate Over Gay Equality Queer Studies
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George Chauncey, the acclaimed author of 'Gay New York,' uncovers the roots of our national debate over gay marriage. He shows how the gay quest for marriage rights resulted from generations of changein marriage itself as well as decades of struggle over gay rights. He provides an analysis 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 on marriage. This is an essential book for gay and straight readers alike and is sure to become a classic on the subject.

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