Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debates

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Karen Tracy examines the identity-work of judges and attorneys in state supreme courts as they debated the legality of existing marriage laws. Exchanges in state appellate courts are juxtaposed with the talk that occurred between citizens and elected officials in legislative hearings considering whether to revise state marriage laws. The book's analysis spans ten years, beginning with the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of sodomy laws in 2003 and ending in 2013 when the U.S. Supreme Court declared the federal government's ...

Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debates 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190217969

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