Multcolib Research Picks: Same-sex marriage

Forcing the Spring
Forcing the Spring Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality By Becker, Jo (Book - 2014 ) 346.79401 B3957f 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:A Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist details how a small but determined group of political and media insiders took the fight for marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court.

Here Come the Brides
Here Come the Brides Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage (Book - 2012 ) 306.848 H542 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Representing a diversity of points of view in terms of race, class, ethnicity, and gender identification, this collection of essays, stories, and visual images exemplify what it means to be 'wife and wife.'

Making It Legal
Making It Legal A Guide to Same-sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions By Hertz, Frederick (Book - 2014 ) 346.730168 H576m 2014 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A comprehensive guide for same sex couples on legal relationship issues, with special information on individual state laws.

Homosexuality (Book - 2013 ) 306.766 H769o 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Part of the Opposing Viewpoints series, this book provides both pro and con arguments about issues such as should same-sex marriage be legal? Should same-sex partners be allowed to adopt? and others.

From the Closet to the Altar
From the Closet to the Altar Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-sex Marriage By Klarman, Michael J. (Book - 2013 ) 346.730168 K634f 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Looks at the history of gay marriage and examines the issues the Supreme Court examined when making its decision.

Outlaw Marriages
Outlaw Marriages The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-sex Couples By Streitmatter, Rodger (Book - 2012 ) 306.848 S9156o 2012 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Explores same-sex unions of the past, some of them well- known, like Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, and others less familiar.

The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning
The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning Everything Gay Men Need to Know to Create A Fun, Romantic, and Memorable Ceremony By Toussaint, David (Book - 2012 ) 392.5 T734g 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The best way to avoid all the stress of wedding planning is to have a good guide. This book will share advice on what you need to know, from making a budget to deciding who throws the bouquet.

My Two Moms
My Two Moms Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes A Family By Wahls, Zach (Book - 2012 ) 306.87408660973 W137m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Zach Wahls, who testified in honor of his two moms before the Iowa House of Representatives, explores what a family is.

We Do
We Do A Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Marriage (Book - 2004 ) 306.848 W361 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:History-making photos of gay marriages in San Francisco in this joyful, celebratory photo essay.

Inlaws & Outlaws
Inlaws & Outlaws (DVD - 2007 ) DVD 646.77 INLAWS Available in some locations

Annotation:In this film, gay and straight couples share stories of courtship, romance, marriage and break ups, capturing the essence of what marriage means.

Saving Marriage
Saving Marriage (DVD - 2010 ) DVD 346.0168 SAVING Available in some locations

Annotation:Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage. This documentary follows the path to how that decision was made.

Tying the Knot
Tying the Knot The Union That's Dividing America (DVD - 2005 ) DVD 306.848 TYING Available in some locations

Annotation:Documentary film that explores the needs for equal rights (and what some of those rights are) for same-sex couples via marriage.


Legal in the state of Oregon since May (2014), same-sex marriage may soon be as ordinary as opposite-sex unions. Until it is, here are some books and DVDs to explore the subject and plan a wedding.

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