Civil Wars

Civil Wars

A Battle for Gay Marriage

Book - 2004
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In 2000 Vermont became the first state to grant gay and lesbian couples the right to join in civil unions-a groundbreaking decision that has inspired similar legislation in six states thus far. But it was not an easy victory; the ruling sparked the fiercest political conflict in the state's memory. David Moats was in the thick of it, writing a series of balanced, humane editorials that earned a Pulitzer Prize. Now he tells the intimate stories behind the battle and introduces us to all thekey actors in the struggle, including the couples who first filed suit; the lawyers who spent years championing the case; and the only openly gay legislator in Vermont, who ensured victory with an impassioned, deeply personal speech on the House floor at a crucial moment.

Civil Wars is a remarkable drama of democracy at work on a human scale.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151010172
015101017X
Call Number: 306.848 M711c
Characteristics: xiv, 288 p. ; 23 cm

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