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GLNer Co-Authors Book Chapter About Marriage Equality

GLN's Andy Thayer co-wrote a chapter for a new three volume Praeger series on equal marriage rights for Lesbians and Gays. At $300 for the set (ouch!), it's definitely something for checking out of libraries rather than for most personal collections. In their chapter, Andy and DontAmend.com's Robin Tyler take on those in our community, and in the Democratic Party, who scapegoat marriage equality activists for the religious right's attacks on LGBT people. They also warn against the LGBT movement's reliance on lobbying to win our rights (regardless of issue), and call for a return to grassroots street activism as the key to how civil rights have been won by any group.

Here's a synopsis of the series:

Volume 1: "Separate but Equal" No More: A Guide to the Legal Status of Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Other Partnerships, edited by Mark Strasser

Volume 2: Our Family Values: Same-Sex Marriage and Religion, edited by Traci C. West

Volume 3: The Freedom-to-Marry Movement: Education, Advocacy, Culture, and the Media, edited by Martin Dupuis and William A. Thompson. Andy & Robin's piece is chapter two of this volume, "The Gay Marriage Struggle: What's at Stake and How Can We Win?"

Book Code: C8772ISBN: 0-275-98772-8ISBN-13: 978-0-275-98772-5

Ordering information at www.Praeger.com



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