There Is No Question That The Most Prominent Gay Rights Issue In The United States Today Is The Right To Marry Yet Accurate, Objective Information About Same Sex Marriage And Relationship Recognition In The United States Is Difficult To Come By In This Book, Seattle Based Authors Peter Nicolas Mike Strong Combine Their Respective Training In Law And Geography To Depict The History And Current State Of Marriage And Relationship Recognition Rights For Same Sex Couples In The United States In Wordsand In Maps.This Publication Begins With A Detailed History Of Efforts To Achieve Marriage Rights And Other Forms Of Relationship Recognition Such As Domestic Partnerships And Civil Unions For Gay And Lesbian Americans, From The First Lawsuit Filed In 1970 In Minnesota To The New Marriage Laws Approved By Voters In November, 2012 And Just About Everything Judicial And Legislative In Between Next, It Provides Detailed Information On Relationship Recognition In The United States, Including Which States Permit Same Sex Couples To Marry Or To Enter Into Other Types Of Legal Unions The Rules For Entering Into Or Terminating Such Relationships A Comparison Of The Rights That Each State Provides To Same Sex Couples The Extent To Which Same Sex Relationships Entered Into In One State Are Recognized By Other States And Which Cities And Counties Have Domestic Partnership Registries And Equal Benefits Ordinances.That Is Followed By A Look At Efforts To Ban Same Sex Marriage At The Ballot Box, Including Selected Vote Details By State And County A Closer Look At Where Support For Such Efforts Was Weakest And Strongest And A Comparison Of The Processes For Amending State Constitutions Across The United States.For Those Same Sex Couples Interested In Getting Married In One Of The Jurisdictions That Permits Same Sex Couples To Marry, The Book Features A Table That Provides Detailed Information About The Prerequisites For Getting Married, Including The Marriage License Fee Minimum Age And Blood Test Requirements Whether Non Residents Are Permitted To Marry And The Waiting Period, If Any, Between Applying For A License And Getting Married.The Third Edition Is Completely Up To Date, And Provides Extensive Coverage Of The Votes In November 2012 Legalizing Same Sex Marriage In Maine, Maryland, And Washington.This Book Is Also Available As An E Book, And Can Be Borrowed For Free By Prime Members Via The Kindle Lending Library. This is a great book, that explores how different parts of the US view same sex relationships and marriages Very colorful and detailed in timelines Lists the year ballots supporting gay rights and relationships How state
I won this book It covers just about every legal aspect I can think of plus colorful charts It s a good teaching book and for anyone fighting for gay rights. Not a bad book, but it s really, really short and will need to be updated frequently, so this resource might work better as a website than a book.
- 40 pages
- The Geography of Love
- Peter Nicolas
- 10 August 2019 Peter Nicolas