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Forcing the spring : inside the fight for marriage equality, Jo Becker

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Forcing the spring : inside the fight for marriage equality
Title
Forcing the spring
Title remainder
inside the fight for marriage equality
Statement of responsibility
Jo Becker
Title variation
Inside the fight for marriage equality
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Forcing the Spring begins on Election Night 2008, when a controversial California ballot initiative called Proposition 8--which removed the right of gay men and women to marry--passed alongside Barack Obama's stunning victory. Forcing the Spring 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. Gay activists and Hollywood liberals joined together to enlist attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies--the opposing counsels on the Supreme Court's infamous Bush v. Gore ruling--to bring a controversial legal case against Proposition 8 before the highest court in the land. Forcing the Spring is the extraordinary ringside account of this unprecedented effort to shift public opinion and reengineer the political certainties of an era"--
Summary
Draws on interviews and in-depth reporting to present an insider's account of a national civil rights struggle to stop Proposition 8, which removed the right of gay men and women to marry, and the campaign to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act
Storyline
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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Provided by publisher
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10300447
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DLC
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Becker, Jo
Dewey number
346.79401/68
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • legal cases and notes
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  • Hollingsworth, Dennis
  • Perry, Kristin
  • California.
  • United States.
  • Hollingsworth, Dennis
  • Perry, Kristin
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Locus standi
  • Gay rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Locus standi
  • Same-sex marriage
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
Target audience
adult
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inside the fight for marriage equality
Label
Forcing the spring : inside the fight for marriage equality, Jo Becker
Instantiates
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 "pact" -- A conservative icon joins the cause -- "Just wait" -- A mad dash -- Going public -- "Prove it" -- Where's David? -- An unexpected development -- "All rise!" -- "A higher arc" -- History lessons -- A day of surprises -- Stigma -- On parents and families -- Who's a bigot? -- A courtroom journey to the Netherlands, via Massachusetts -- A judge's memories -- God, gays, and political power -- The naughty boy -- The science of sexuality -- The plaintiffs rest -- Cooper's turn -- "A high ol' time of it" -- Victory -- A trump card, reluctantly played -- "Sometimes prayers work" -- When a nightingale sings -- Some "grist for Justice Kennedy" -- 8 -- Obama "comes out" -- Chad and the case enter a new phase -- A star witness's mea culpa -- Chad's big test -- "Don't they have a responsibility to act?" -- Selma to Stonewall -- Framing the arguments -- Kennedy v. Kennedy -- "Skim milk marriages" -- "Dignity" -- June is for weddings
Control code
ocn852222055
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
470 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594204449
Lccn
2014005342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023552726
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852222055
Label
Forcing the spring : inside the fight for marriage equality, Jo Becker
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 "pact" -- A conservative icon joins the cause -- "Just wait" -- A mad dash -- Going public -- "Prove it" -- Where's David? -- An unexpected development -- "All rise!" -- "A higher arc" -- History lessons -- A day of surprises -- Stigma -- On parents and families -- Who's a bigot? -- A courtroom journey to the Netherlands, via Massachusetts -- A judge's memories -- God, gays, and political power -- The naughty boy -- The science of sexuality -- The plaintiffs rest -- Cooper's turn -- "A high ol' time of it" -- Victory -- A trump card, reluctantly played -- "Sometimes prayers work" -- When a nightingale sings -- Some "grist for Justice Kennedy" -- 8 -- Obama "comes out" -- Chad and the case enter a new phase -- A star witness's mea culpa -- Chad's big test -- "Don't they have a responsibility to act?" -- Selma to Stonewall -- Framing the arguments -- Kennedy v. Kennedy -- "Skim milk marriages" -- "Dignity" -- June is for weddings
Control code
ocn852222055
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
470 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594204449
Lccn
2014005342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023552726
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852222055

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