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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

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Basic Books

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2009

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Why Marriage offers a historical explanation for how and why the marriage equality movement became a central goal of gay and lesbian advocacy in the early 2000s. Tying the development to two historical moments, the AIDS epidemic and the so-called "lesbian baby boom," Chauncey demonstrates how gay and lesbian movement has been intricately tied to and influenced political and social developments of the 20th century, including the rise of the Christian right.

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Leo Valdes

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Chauncey, George

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