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When gay people get married : what happens when societies legalize same-sex marriage

Author: M V Lee Badgett
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this book the author offers a look at how gay marriage is actually working, by taking readers to a land where it has been legal for same-sex couples to marry since 2001: the Netherlands. Through interviews with married gay couples we learn about the often surprising changes to their relationships, and the reactions of their families and work colleagues. Moreover, he shows how the institution itself has been  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M V Lee Badgett
ISBN: 9780814791141 081479114X 9780814709306 0814709303 9780814791400 0814791409
OCLC Number: 276816843
Description: xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A different perspective --
Why marry? : the value of marriage --
Forsaking all other options --
The impact of gay marriage on heterosexuals --
Something borrowed: trying marriage on --
Something new : will marriage change gay people? --
Marriage dissent in the gay community --
Strange bedfellows: assessing alternatives to marriage --
The pace of change : are we moving too fast? --
Marriage under renovation? --
Constructing measures and making comparisons --
Methods involved in the Dutch couples study.
Responsibility: M.V. Lee Badgett.


Provides a primer on the current state of the same-sex marriage debate, and a new way of framing the issue that provides valuable new insights into the political, social, and personal stakes involved  Read more...
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"Badgetts cogent and comprehensive study of the societal implications of same-sex marriage is learned and persuasive; gays and lesbians who once again pick up their protest signs and banners might do Read more...

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