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Author Kaplan, Roberta A., author.

Title Then comes marriage : United States v. Windsor and the defeat of DOMA / Roberta Kaplan ; with Lisa Dickey ; foreword by Edie Windsor.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]


1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Gay pride -- Parents and second parents -- The beginnings of a new perspective -- Be brave -- do the right thing -- A very long engagement -- The rest was just dancing -- It's all about Edie, stupid -- Sometimes, prayer works -- Superior dance -- Professor Diamond and Captain Underpants -- Perfectly pleased -- Be our guest -- To de-gay or not to de-gay -- Already married, already gay -- Skim milk -- Equal dignity.
Summary From the beginning that it was the perfect case to bring down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer had been together as a couple, in sickness and in health, for more than forty years, enduring society's homophobia as well as Spyer's near total paralysis from multiple sclerosis. Although the couple was finally able to marry, when Spyer died the federal government refused to recognize their marriage, forcing Windsor to pay a huge estate tax bill. Kaplan shares the behind-the-scenes highs and lows, the excitement and the worries, and provides intriguing insights into her historic argument before the Supreme Court.
Subject Windsor, Edie -- Trials, litigation, etc.
United States. Defense of Marriage Act.
Marriage law -- United States.
Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Added Author Dickey, Lisa, author.
Windsor, Edie, author of foreword.
ISBN 9780393248678 hardcover
0393248674 hardcover

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