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Legally Wed

Author : Mark Philip Strasser
ISBN : 0801484294
Genre : Law
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"Strasser sets forth many strong legal and moral arguments for opposing the organized right-wing anti-gay anti-marriage campaign now raging state by state, a campaign designed to make this country a house divided in which targeted couples do not know whether they are married or not as they cross state borders. He blasts the election-year federal anti-marriage law that created a caste-system of marriage in America just to discriminate against lesbian and gay soon-to-be-weds. Any American uncomfortable with the idea of second-class citizens and second- class marriages will welcome the legal ammunition in this book."--Evan Wolfson, Director of the Marriage Project of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and co-counsel on Baehr v. Miike, the Hawaii marriage case "Strasser . . . analyzes the arguments against same-sex marriage one by one and concludes that none achieves legal credibility. He reviews the bars on marriage based on definition, procreation, custody, and protection of children and the debates centered on equal protection. Looking at the recently passed Defense of Marriage Act, he concludes that it may be unconstitutional. . . . This [book] is of great current relevance."--Library Journal In a new preface, Mark Strasser discusses recent developments in the legal battle over same-sex marriages in Hawaii. He anticipates the likely state- and nation-wide impact of the Hawaii Supreme Court's decision.

Legally Wed

Author : Rick R. Reed
ISBN : 9781627982030
Genre : Fiction
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Determined to settle, Duncan plans to marry Marilyn. But love comes when you least expect it, and he falls for Peter, the wedding planner.

Legally Wed

Author : Cecil Wilde
ISBN : 9781622102969
Genre : Fiction
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When your best friend is gay and you are straight life can present some interesting challenges...especially if chance and circumstances conspire and you find yourself married...To each other! Legally Wed from romance author Cecil Wilde is a perfect mix of friendship, love, and humor; with a few twists and turns to keep you turning the pages of this contemporary GLBT romance. Blake’s a thirty-something lawyer climbing the career ladder to his dream job of DA. He’s sacrificed any kind of life away from work to get to where he’s going, and he’s determined to get there. Xander’s a contract lawyer stuck in a dead-end job and a string of unfulfilling relationships with men he can’t love. He’s been in love with his best friend almost since they first met in law school, but he’d never say anything, because he knows Blake can’t love him back. During a desperately needed vacation for both of them, they wake up after a night on the town in Las Vegas--married. To each other. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they soon realize that the story coming out would tank Blake’s career and ruin Xander’s life, so they can’t afford to get a divorce. Their only choice is to fake it. For Blake, that means pretending he’s not as straight as he’s always said he is, and for Xander, it means the torture of getting what he’s always wanted in the worst possible way. Add to that the trials of married life, and what starts out as an adventure quickly turns sour as life happens, confessions are made, and tragedy strikes. With his tentatively happy marriage hanging in the balance, Blake must engage in some serious soul-searching to find out that what he’s always wanted had been right in front of him all along. But will it be too late to convince Xander of his intentions, after years of not being able to see him for what he was? Content Notes: Hot, Anal Play, Anal Intercourse, M/M, Contemporary, GLBT

Legally Wed

Author : Patty Froese
ISBN : 1612528058
Genre : Fiction
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When Rich McConaughey comes back to town, divorce papers in hand, he's in for more than he bargained for. Lisa Young, the woman he was married to for six months, hasn't changed a bit. His mother has though... she's gone from matronly to meow, and his father has taken off with the secretary. Does anything last anymore? Lisa Young feels chained to the hardware store her family has run for generations. How can she tell her father that she hates the family business? When Rich walks back into her store asking her to finalize a divorce she thought was behind her, she thinks that the answer is to sign on the dotted line and move on. Except, Rich isn't making it so easy... and God has other plans. For better or for worse, when you're legally wed, things can get complicated.

Legally Married

Author : Scot Peterson
ISBN : 9780748683819
Genre : Social Science
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Legally Married gives you all the the facts you need to develop an informed judgment regarding same-sex marriage in the UK and the US. It looks at the claims made on both sides of the debate, placing them in their historical context and contributing in a

Same Sex Marriage And The Constitution

Author : Evan Gerstmann
ISBN : 9781107174290
Genre : Law
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A clearly written and accessible explanation of the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision, its reasoning, and the consequences and controversies surrounding it.

A Report On Marriage And Divorce In The United States

Author : United States. Bureau of Labor
ISBN : UIUC:30112051035563
Genre : Divorce
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The Essential Guide To Gay And Lesbian Weddings

Author : Tess Ayers
ISBN : 9781615191512
Genre : Reference
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An updated edition of the classic planner, “a chatty, humorous compendium of traditions, advice, and wedding details geared for same-sex couples” (Publishers Weekly). Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “ . . . why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings—filled with “witty, wise, and practical advice”—is for you (Library Journal). “All you need is love—and this book—to have a great wedding.” —Melissa Etheridge, musician and LGBT activist

Marriage And Divorce In The United States 1867 To 1886

Author : Carroll Davidson Wright
ISBN : UCD:31175001225047
Genre : Divorce
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License To Wed

Author : Kimberly D. Richman
ISBN : 9781479878437
Genre : Law
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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? License to Wed 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.

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