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Why you should give a damn about gay marriage
Kotulski, Davina.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Advocate Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
202 pages ; 22 cm
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HQ1034.U5 K6 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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There are no less than 1049 federal rights granted to heterosexuals that remain out of reach to gays and lesbians as long as they don't have the right to marry. This quick and simple read outlines the rights, benefits and protections afforded through marraige, illustrating the great disparity between how same-sex couples are treated compared to heterosexual ones. Readers will see new possiblities in their lives, and be inspired to join the growing freedom to marry movement.

Author Notes

Davina Kotulski, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist

Table of Contents

Introduction: How I Became a Marriage Activistp. 1
1. Silly Rabbit, Marriage Is for Heterosexuals!p. 3
2. Test Your Marriage IQp. 8
3. Rights Your Average Incarcerated Heterosexual Serial Killer Has Access To (That You Don't!)p. 11
4. The Language of Lovep. 25
5. Why "Marriage Lite" Doesn't Workp. 30
6. Taxes and Deathp. 38
7. Monogamy and Partnershipp. 49
8. Injustice for Allp. 53
9. The Power of Ritualp. 68
10. Community Recognitionp. 79
11. Employment Rightsp. 82
12. Nine Common Arguments Against Marriage Equalityp. 90
13. Resistance in the Gay and Lesbian Communityp. 98
14. Lefties Are the Spawn of Satan...p. 104
15. Marriage Rights in the U.S. and Around the Globep. 120
16. Parentingp. 133
17. Retirement Homes and Divorce Courtp. 145
18. Alien Loversp. 153
19. Transsexual Issuesp. 164
20. Choose: Your Country or Your Family?p. 171
21. 20 Things You Can Do to Make a Differencep. 178
Bite-Size Activism Appendices: A, B, C, D, and Ep. 189
Acknowledgmentsp. 201