Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Jersey Becomes 14th State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Governor Chris Christie withdrew his appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court, which allowed same-sex marriages to be legal in his state beginning at midnight on October 21. Fourteen states now permit such unions.  ("NJ Gov. Christie Drops Gay Marriage Case, Risking Some Republican Ire," Reuters, October 21, 2013).

Review selected library titles related to the same-sex marriage at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
  • civil unions
  • gay couples
  • gay rights
  • same-sex marriage
Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court by Jason Pierceson - Rowman and Littlefield, 2013. call number: 306.848 Pie
"Pierceson (political science, Univ. of Illinois, Springfield) . . . examines legislative and judicial action on the matter as it has arisen in state after state, producing an excellent survey of the litigation and legislation related to same-sex marriage."  - Library Journal review excerpt

From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage by Michael J. Klarman  - Oxford, 2013. call number: 346.73 Kla
"Harvard Law School's Klarman does a remarkable job using the debate over gay marriage as a lens for examining the factors that will go into the Court's inevitable engagement with the issue. . . (He) effectively conveys the history of the issue, from the 1950s to 2012, and provides just enough detail to allow lay readers to emerge with an informed understanding of the twisted path same-sex marriage has taken." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt

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