Wedlocked the perils of marriage equality sexual cultures book 38 ebook franke katherine amazonca kindle store. Katherine frankes wedlocked the perils of marriage equalitydraws from frankes painstaking research on newly emancipated blacks experiences with freedom to provide cautionary and critical reflections on the contemporary movement for marriage equality for same sex couples. The staggering string of victories by the gay rights movements campaign for marriage equality raises questions not only about how gay people have been able to successfully deploy marriage to elevate their social and legal reputation but also what kind of freedom and equality the ability to marry can mobilize wedlocked turns to history to compare todays same sex marriage movement to the . Wedlocked turns to history to compare todays same sex marriage movement to the experiences of newly emancipated black people in the mid nineteenth century when they were able to legally marry for the first time maintaining that the transition to greater freedom was both wondrous and perilous for newly emancipated people katherine franke relates stories of former slaves involvements . The author points up a number of problems with marriage equality one of which is the following given that sexual orientation based discrimination is legal in twenty nine states many americans in same sex relationships find themselves in the situation where they have a right to marry but exercising that right could result in losing their job once their employer learns of their marriage 59
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