- Title: Why You Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage
- Author: Davina Kotulski
- ISBN: 9781555838737
- Page: 470
- Format: Paperback
From the cover of Newsweek, to the Rose Garden at the White House, the long simmering issue of gay marriage has erupted into full boil While countries such as Canada and Belgium have recently legalized gay marriage, the US seems steadfastly locked in the past Change, Davina Kotulski argues, will only come through organized activism, but the importance of legalized gay maFrom the cover of Newsweek, to the Rose Garden at the White House, the long simmering issue of gay marriage has erupted into full boil While countries such as Canada and Belgium have recently legalized gay marriage, the US seems steadfastly locked in the past Change, Davina Kotulski argues, will only come through organized activism, but the importance of legalized gay marriage remains unclear to many in the GLBT community There are no less than 1049 federal rights granted to hetero sexuals that remain out of reach to gays and lesbians as long as they don t have the right to marry This quick and simple read outlines the rights, benefits and protections afforded through marriage, exploring the negative effects of not having these rights through case examples of real couples who have experienced hardships and composite vignettes illustrating how couples can be hurt by lacking access to these protections Through learning of the great disparity between how same sex couples are treated compared to heterosexual couples, and of the membership privileges society affords married couples readers of this book will begin to see new possibilities in their lives, and be inspired to join the growing freedom to marry movement.Davina Kotulski, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist with deep roots in the freedom to marry movement She has organized same sex marriage gay pride contingents throughout Northern California, first with Californian s for Same Sex Marriage, and then with Marriage Equality California She has been active in fighting antigay legislation such as the Knight Initiative, is on the board of Marriage Equality California, and serves on the Education and Religious Outreach Committee of the California Marriage Coalition Freedom to Marry Coalition.
Recent Comments "Why You Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage"
This book is writen by someone who clearly cares deeply about the subject of gay marriage. Many of the ideas she raises are insightful and will answer many of the questions that are raised by those who opose gay mariage in America. The way she structures the book is, however, a mess. At the start of each chapter, she takes a "right" that is given to straight marriage and explains why it is wrong to opose it being given to gay marriage. As the argument for the right is explained, she introduces e [...]
A powerful read. It's not that old, but the field has moved so quickly that some of it's starting to get dated - I just read today that California has eliminated inheritance tax for domestic partners - but in so many more ways this book is spot on, describing how the lack of civil marriage for gay people hurts families and Americans.
I wish more people would read this book, then their eyes would really be open as to how DOMA is treating people so unfairly.
Great Summary of the legal arguments for Marriage Equality. Lots of facts, great clarity. Great if you have to preach or lobby on the subject. Quick read
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