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On the Web: Articles

My $5 Groom. Julie Day, Sacramento News & Review (10/21/04). Testing the "sanctity of marriage" at the county clerk's office.

A Bold Stroke. Emily Bazelon, Legal Affairs (5-6/04). On Chief Justice Margaret Marshall of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, who ordered the state to allow same-sex marriage.

What's In a Word?. George Lakoff, AlterNet (2/18/04). Debate over same-sex marriage is really about which values will dominate in society.

Between the Sexes. Christine Gorman & Wendy Cole, Time (2/24/04). Before we amend the Constitution, let's remember that it's not always clear who's a "man" & who's a "woman."

Cambodia's King Backs Gay Marriage (2/23/04).

Same-Sex Marriage: Canada, Europe & the US. Ralf Michaels, ASIL Insights (6/03).

Dutch Legalize Gay Marriage. BBC (9/12/00).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Defense of Marriage Act (1996). Through which Congress sought to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Equal Marriage. Canadian advocacy group.

Family Pride Coalition.

Freedom to Marry Coalition.

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund.

Marriage Equality California (MECA).

Marriage Equality Express (Canada).

In the Library: Articles

Cadge, Wendy. "Vital conflicts: the mainline denominations debate homosexuality," in R. Wuthnow & J.H. Evans (eds.) The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-Based Activism & the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism (Berkeley: U. of California, 2002).

Graff. E.J. "Retying the knot," Nation (6/24/967):12.

Pollitt, Katha. "Adam & Steve -- together at last," Nation (12/15/03):9.

Rotello, Gabriel. "To have & to hold: the case for gay marriage," Nation (6/24/96):11-17.

__________. "Creating a new gay culture. Balancing fidelity & freedom," Nation (4/21/97):11-16.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Baird, Robert M.& Stuart E. Rosenbaum (eds.) Same-Sex Marriage: The Moral & Legal Debate (Amherst NY: Prometheus, 1997).

Boele-Woelki, Katharina & Angelika Fuchs (eds.) Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples in Europe (NY: Intersentia, 2003).

Boswell, John. Marriage of Likeness: Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe (NY: Villard, 1994).

Bray, Alan. The Friend (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2003). Long history of committed homosexual relationships.

Cott, Nancy. Public Vows: A History of Marriage & the Nation (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2000).

Dupuis, Martin. Same-Sex Marriage, Legal Mobilization & the Politics of Rights (NY: Peter Lang, 2002).

Ellison, Marvin M. Same-Sex Marriage? A Christian Ethical Analysis (Cleveland: Pilgrim 2004).

Eskridge, William N. Jr. The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment (NY: Free Press, 1996).

Gerstmann, Evan. Same-Sex Marriage & the Constitution (NY: Cambridge, 2004).

Goldberg-Hiller, Jonathan. The Limits to Union: Same-Sex Marriage & the Politics of Civil Rights (Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan, 2002).

Graff, E.J. What is Marriage For? (Boston: Beacon, 1999).

Jordan, Mark. Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance & the Confusions of Christian Marriage (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2005).

Medina, Graciela. Uniones de hecho: homosexuales (Buenos Aires: Rubinzal Culzoni, 2001).

Moats, David. Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage (Orlando FL: Harcourt, 2004).

Mohr, Richard. A More Perfect Union: Why Straight America Must Stand Up for Gay Rights (Boston: Beacon, 1995).

Strasser, Mark Philip. Legally Wed: Same-Sex Marriage & the Constitution (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1997).

__________. The Challenge of Same-Sex Marriage: Federalist Principles & Constitutional Protections (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1999).

__________. On Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions & the Rule of Law: Constitutional Interpretation at the Crossroads (Westport CT: Praeger, 2002).

Sullivan, Andrew with Joseph Landau. Same-Sex Marriage, Pro & Con: A Reader (NY: Vintage, 1997).

Wattier, Pascale et Olivier Picard. Mariage, sexe et tradition (Paris: Plonl 2002).

Wardle, Lynn D. & Others (eds.) Marriage & Same-Sex Unions: A Debate (Westport CT: Praeger, 2003).)

Weston, Kath. Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (NY: Columbia, 1991).

In the Library: Fiction

James, Jamie. Andrew & Joey (NY: Kensington, 2002).

Kafka-Gibbons, Paul. Dupont Circle: A Novel (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2001).

Zubro, Mark Richard. Here Comes the Corpse (NY: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002).

In the Library: For Young Readers

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Daddy & Papa" [2002], dir. Johnny Symons, ?m. From New Day Films.

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