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Before I Do

Before I Do Author Elizabeth F. Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781620971550
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 224
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Not long ago, same-sex couples had to jump through endless hoops to make their relationships even close to legal. Happily, those days are over. Same-sex couples no longer have to operate as outlaws—they too can have in-laws! But here’s the rub: many gay and lesbian couples, accustomed to living off-grid, are so thrilled to have the benefits of marriage that they gleefully jump into marriage without fully understanding the consequences. In her first book, Before I Do, leading gay rights attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz spells out the range of practical considerations couples should address before tying the knot. She explores the rights marriage provides and those it does not. With cameos from some of the most prominent LGBT professionals, Schwartz explains all of the implications of marriage from name changes and getting a license to taxes, insurance, Social Security, and much more. Substantial chapters on estate planning, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and organizing finances make Before I Do relevant for all couples, young and older, and a crucial handbook for anyone considering marriage—because, as Schwartz explains, just because you can get married does not mean you should.



Making It Legal

Making It Legal Author Frederick Hertz
ISBN-10 9781413325096
Release 2018-04-30
Pages 248
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It is the most up to date and complete guide to the past, present, and future of same-sex relationships that exists.



Love Unites Us

Love Unites Us Author Kevin Cathcart
ISBN-10 9781620971772
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 352
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Victory may sometimes look like a sudden revolution when, in truth, it rests on years of struggle. The June 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is a sweeping victory for the freedom to marry, but it was one step in a long process. Love Unites Us is the history of activists’ passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United States, told in the words of those who waged the battle. Launching the fight for the freedom to marry was neither an obvious nor an uncontested strategy. To many activists, achieving marriage equality seemed far-fetched, but the skeptics were proved wrong. Proactive arguments in favor of love, family, and commitment were more effective than arguments that focused on rights and the goal of equality at work. Telling the stories of people who loved and cared for one another, in sickness and in health, cut through the antigay noise and moved people—not without backlash and not overnight, but faster than most activists and observers had ever imagined. With compelling stories from leading attorneys and activists including Evan Wolfson, Mary L. Bonauto, Jon W. Davidson, and Paul M. Smith, Love Unites Us explains how gay and lesbian couples achieved the right to marry.



Out

Out Author Maciek Nabrdalik
ISBN-10 9781620973707
Release 2017-12-19
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PAPERBACK ORIGINAL From an award-winning documentary photographer, the first book of its kind to portray the LGBTQ community in contemporary Poland Few in the Polish LGBTQ community could have foreseen how quickly this deeply conservative and Catholic country would change since it joined the European Union. Back in 2004, gay rights marches were banned in Warsaw and homosexuality was a taboo subject. Since then, as the economy has grown, the LGBTQ community has become more widely accepted. In OUT, award-winning Warsaw-based photographer Maciek Nabrdalik, whose work has been published in Smithsonian, L’Espresso, Stern,Newsweek, and the New York Times, takes us deep into this community. Exploring issues of identity and citizenship and taking its inspiration from the passport photo format, OUT features dozens of formal color portraits of writers, artists, and people working in a variety of occupations from across Poland. Each is accompanied by a short interview and is shaded to indicate how comfortable that person is with revealing their own sexuality publicly. Intimate and profoundly humane, OUT is a testament to the great strides that can be made in the struggle for LGBTQ rights in a short space of time—a document that will be inspiring to other nations where the queer community does not enjoy the same freedoms. OUT was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).



Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy

Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy Author E. Scott Sills
ISBN-10 9781107112223
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 256
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A clinical handbook on gestational surrogacy, with thorough guidance for clinicians involved in global third-party reproductive treatment.



Steven Petrow s Complete Gay Lesbian Manners

Steven Petrow s Complete Gay   Lesbian Manners Author Steven Petrow
ISBN-10 9780761156703
Release 2011
Pages 417
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Presents information and etiquette advice on questions including coming out, dating, tying the knot, and starting a family.



A Legal Guide for Lesbian Gay Couples

A Legal Guide for Lesbian   Gay Couples Author Frederick Hertz
ISBN-10 9781413322798
Release 2016-10-24
Pages 432
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This book is for LGBT couples who want to know how to legally define and protect their relationships, especially those who are not quite ready to get married, or who are in a civil union or domestic partnership.



Speak Now

Speak Now Author Kenji Yoshino
ISBN-10 9780385348805
Release 2015
Pages 373
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Drawing on interviews with lawyers and witnesses on both sides of the case, a prominent legal scholar—and newly married gay man—takes readers deep inside the groundbreaking federal suit against Proposition 8, which rescinded the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California.



Forcing the Spring

Forcing the Spring Author Jo Becker
ISBN-10 9780143127239
Release 2015
Pages 481
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A groundbreaking work of reportage by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jo Becker,Forcing the Spring is the definitive account of five remarkable years in American civil rights history, when the United States experienced a tectonic shift on the issue of marriage equality. Focusing on the historic legal challenge of California's ban on same-sex marriage, Becker offers a gripping, behind-the scenes narrative told with the lightning pace of a great legal thriller. Taking the reader from the Oval Office to the Supreme Court ruling, from state-by-state campaigns to the landmark decision overturning DOMA, Forcing the Springis political and legal journalism at its finest. 'Not just the definitive account of the battle for same-sex marriage rights but a thrilling and compassionate one too. Grade A.' Entertainment Weekly'A stunningly intimate story.' The New York Times Book Review'Becker's account of the hearings, and her analysis of the complictated legal theories involved in the long appeals process, are excellent. Her writing about the four plaintiffs in the case - the true emotional heroes of this book - is particularly affecting.' Richard Socarides, The New Yorker



Marry Him

Marry Him Author Lori Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9781101185209
Release 2010-02-04
Pages 336
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The controversial national bestseller! Nearly forty and single, Lori Gottlieb faced the unthinkable: she'd wasted her best years chasing an elusive Prince Charming who might not even exist. Meanwhile, her friends who'd "settled" for Mr. Good Enough ended up married to excellent husbands and fathers. This is an eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right.



Lawfully Wedded Husband

Lawfully Wedded Husband Author Joel Derfner
ISBN-10 9780299294939
Release 2013-09-19
Pages 208
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When Joel Derfner's boyfriend proposed to him, there was nowhere in America the two could legally marry. That changed quickly, however, and before long the two were on what they expected to be a rollicking journey to married bliss. What they didn't realize was that, along the way, they would confront not just the dilemmas every couple faces on the way to the altar—what kind of ceremony would they have? what would they wear? did they have to invite Great Aunt Sophie?—but also questions about what a relationship can and can't do, the definition of marriage, and, ultimately, what makes a family. Add to the mix a reality show whose director forces them to keep signing and notarizing applications for a wedding license until the cameraman gets a shot she likes; a family marriage history that includes adulterers, arms smugglers, and poisoners; and discussions of civil rights, Sophocles, racism, grammar, and homemade Ouija boards—coupled with Derfner's gift for getting in his own way—and what results is a story not just of gay marriage and the American family but of what it means to be human.



Committed

Committed Author Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781408807590
Release 2010-01-04
Pages 320
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At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe - a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both survivors of difficult divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the U.S. government, who - after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing - gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving completely into this topic, trying with all her might to discover (through historical research, interviews and much personal reflection) what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. The result is Committed - a witty and intelligent contemplation of marriage that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests that sometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood. Gilbert's memoir - destined to become a cherished handbook for any thinking person hovering on the verge of marriage - is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love, with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.



Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9781595585349
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 192
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Although acceptance of difference is on the rise in America, it’s the rare gay or lesbian person who has not been demeaned because of his or her sexual orientation, and this experience usually starts at home, among family members. Whether they are excluded from family love and approval, expected to accept second-class status for life, ignored by mainstream arts and entertainment, or abandoned when intervention would make all the difference, gay people are routinely subjected to forms of psychological and physical abuse unknown to many straight Americans. “Familial homophobia,” as prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman calls it, is a phenomenon that until now has not had a name but that is very much a part of life for the LGBT community. In the same way that Susan Brownmiller’s Against Our Will transformed our understanding of rape by moving the stigma from the victim to the perpetrator, Schulman’s Ties That Bind calls on us to recognize familial homophobia. She invites us to understand it not as a personal problem but a widespread cultural crisis. She challenges us to take up our responsibilities to intervene without violating families, community, and the state. With devastating examples, Schulman clarifies how abusive treatment of homosexuals at home enables abusive treatment of homosexuals in other relationships as well as in society at large. Ambitious, original, and deeply important, Schulman’s book draws on her own experiences, her research, and her activism to probe this complex issue—still very much with us at the start of the twenty-first century—and to articulate a vision for a more accepting world.



The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality

The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality Author Joe Dallas
ISBN-10 9780736925075
Release 2010
Pages 501
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Many Christians are grasping for an appropriate response to this hot-button issue. The balance between demonstrating the grace and kindness of God and yet acknowledging biblical truth regarding homosexual behavior is a delicate one. But there are answers to this dilemma. It is possible to extend God's love toward those with same-sex attractions. And a first step toward offering hope and support is learning more about homosexuality. These questions and many more are answered in this authoritative and comprehensive guide to homosexuality from a Christian perspective, written by authors who are not only experts on homosexuality but also have the necessary personal experience to bring the compassionate touch of Christ to their research



The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings Author Tess Ayers
ISBN-10 9781615191512
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 288
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An updated edition of the classic planner, “a chatty, humorous compendium of traditions, advice, and wedding details geared for same-sex couples” (Publishers Weekly). Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “ . . . why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings—filled with “witty, wise, and practical advice”—is for you (Library Journal). “All you need is love—and this book—to have a great wedding.” —Melissa Etheridge, musician and LGBT activist



The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment Discrimination

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment   Discrimination Author Deborah C. England
ISBN-10 9781413321876
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 330
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The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is a resource that every Human Resource manager, small business owner, or other general manager or supervisor should have. This book explains what workplace harassment and discrimination is, how it can be prevented, and how employers can comply with their legal obligations when responding to employee complaints. By using examples and answering frequently asked questions, The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination will help businesses of all sizes deal with the sensitive and difficult issues that arise with workplace harassment and discrimination.



Living Together

Living Together Author Frederick Hertz
ISBN-10 9781413323795
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 376
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Find all the information and forms unmarried couples need to define and protect their relationship in the eyes of the law. An essential resource for any unmarried couple, Living Together explains: the legality of living together having and raising children the many types of ownership agreements Includes all the legal forms you need!