Same-Sex Marriage in the United States by Jason Pierceson
The Road to the Supreme Court

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Same-sex marriage has become one of the defining social issues in contemporary U.S. politics. State court decisions finding in favor of same-sex relationship equality claims have been central to the issue’s ascent from nowhere to near the top of the national political agenda. Same-Sex Marriage in the United States tells the story of the legal and cultural shift, its backlash, and how it has evolved over the past 15 years.

There is a clear story of jurisprudential evolution with regards to same-sex marriage from Hawaii, through Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, and, remarkably, Iowa in 2009. This book aids in a classroom examination of the legal, political, and social developments surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage in the United States. While books about same-sex marriage have proliferated in recent years, few, if any, have provided a clear and comprehensive account of the litigation for same-sex marriage, and its successes and failures, as this book does.

About Jason Pierceson

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Jason Pierceson is a professor of political science at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Published March 8, 2013 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 266 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting & Relationships, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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