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The Resource Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency, Kerry Eleveld

Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency, Kerry Eleveld

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Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency
Title
Don't tell me to wait
Title remainder
how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Eleveld
Title variation
Do not tell me to wait
Title variation remainder
how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obamas presidency
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Language
eng
Summary
"As former Advocate journalist Kerry Eleveld shows, Obama's support transformed the issue of gay rights from a political liability into an electoral imperative, and in Don't Tell Me to Wait she offers a boots-on-the-ground account of how gay rights activists pushed the president to this political tipping point. Obama's "evolution" on marriage equality was not the result of a benevolent politician who entered the Oval Office with a wealth of good intentions. Rather, pressure from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists changed the conversation, issue by issue. As a result of the protests and outcry following the passage of California's same-sex marriage ban, Obama realized that overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was the one 2008 campaign promise he couldn't ignore. While pledges to other progressive constituencies fell apart during Obama's first two years in office, the LGBT rights movement protested the administration's fecklessness early and often. By the time the sun set on the 111th Congress, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal had become the sole piece of major progressive legislation to become law. The repeal's overwhelming success and popularity paved the way for other LGBT advances, including the president's eventual embrace of the freedom to marry"--
Summary
Chronicles the fight for gay rights in America, showing how activists pushed Obama to change his mind, turned the tide of political opinion, and ensured that future Democratic presidential nominees would embrace marriage equality
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10455552
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Eleveld, Kerry
Dewey number
323.3/264
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gay rights
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • Obama, Barack
  • Gay rights
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Social policy
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency
Label
Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency, Kerry Eleveld
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The inaugural insult -- Losing the religion -- A brief intervention -- Courage is just a lack of options -- Getting equal -- Lame duck -- The legal advance -- New York state of mind -- The evolution -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn905686155
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780465074891
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015024502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905686155
Label
Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency, Kerry Eleveld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The inaugural insult -- Losing the religion -- A brief intervention -- Courage is just a lack of options -- Getting equal -- Lame duck -- The legal advance -- New York state of mind -- The evolution -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn905686155
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780465074891
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015024502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905686155

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