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Hot Topics: Marriage Rights: Law and Legislation
A selection of sources concerning legislation and different perspectives around the topic of marriage and civil rights.
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HQ1034.U5 P556 2017
Publication Date: 2017
"America's War on Same-Sex Couples and Their Families is a legal, political, and social history of constitutional amendments in twenty American states (with 43 percent of the nation's population) that prohibited government recognition of all forms of relationship rights (marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships) for same-sex couples. Based on 175 interviews with gay and lesbian pairs in Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin, the volume has great human-interest value and chronicles how samesex couples and their children coped within harsh legal environments" -Cambridge University Press
Call Number: KF539.G47 2004 SAU Library Second Floor
Publication Date: 2003
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-218) and index.--Does the Constitution protect the right to same-sex marriage? Much of the writing on this subject has been highly one-sided. This book takes a careful second look at the issue. Not only does it carefully look at the legal debate, but it also asks whether, in a democratic society, the courts should settle this question rather that the voters and it takes on the issue of whether such a court-created law could be effective in the face of public opposition. The book argues that this issue is one of the most significant constitutional issues facing society because it challenges society's commitment to the promise of true legal equality.
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HQ1034.U5 G55 2012
Publication Date: 2012
"Draws an extended comparison between religious belief and sexuality, arguing that, just as the First Amendment to the Constitution allows for religious freedom, it should ensure that citizens may marry as they see fit as well. " -Georgetown University Press.
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks KBP542.32.J34 A35 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Description: Foreword / Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle -- Some clarifications -- Analysis of the relevant Qurʼanic verses -- Analyzing the hadith tradition, the Prophet, companions and the followers -- Sunnī narratives on teterosexual anal intercourse : Ityān bi-l-dubur -- Revisiting Muslim jurisprudence -- Addressing the opinions of contemporary scholars -- Conclusion: Toward a queer-positive Muslim jurisprudence.
This book builds a case for Muslim same-sex unions for the fulfillment of gay and lesbian Muslims' human need for intimacy, affection, and companionship. In constructing this case, the book extensively engages with the Muslim tradition, drawing on the Qur'an, Hadith, and jurisprudence as well as contemporary scholarship.
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks K675 .W57 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Description: "Introduction : Models of marriage ; From sacrament to contract -- Marriage as sacrament in the Roman Catholic tradition -- Marriage as social estate in the Lutheran Reformation -- Marriage of covenant in the Calvinist tradition -- Marriage as commonwealth in the Anglican tradition -- Marriage as contract in the Enlightenment tradition."
Call Number: HQ1034.U5 M45 2004 SAU Library Second Floor
Publication Date: 2004
Includes bibliographical references and index.--Every day seems to bring news of legal challenges to existing marriage laws and the constitutionality of any form of union for same-sex partners. In this timely and accessible book, Michael Mello argues that the public debates and political battles that have divided Vermont and Massachusetts will be repeated across the country as state after state confronts the issue of legalizing gay marriage.Michael Mello examines recent landmark decisions in state and federal high courts granting civil rights protections to homosexuals.
Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections,
Matrimonio, relaciones de pareja y protección familiar,
Same-Sex Relationships, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnership, Employment and Rights in the Workplace and Rights in the Workplace, Marriage Relationship Recognition
"Varnum v. Brien, 763 N.W.2d 862 (Iowa 2009), was a unanimous decision of the Iowa Supreme Court dated April 3, 2009, in which the Court held that the state's limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution." A Primary Source.
.pdf format - A Primary Source.
"Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015) (/ˈoʊbərɡəfɛl/ OH-bər-gə-fel), is a landmark civil rights case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 5–4 ruling requires all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the Insular Areas to perform and recognize the marriages of same-sex couples on the same terms and conditions as the marriages of opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities"
California voters approved Proposition 8, a state ballot initiative, at the November 4, 2008, statewide election. Proposition 8 added a new section to the state Constitution which provides that "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The day after the election, three lawsuits challenging Prop. 8 were filed directly in the California Supreme Court.
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