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Marriage Restriction Amendments and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate: The Social, Psychological, and Policy Implications

Marriage Restriction Amendments and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate: The Social, Psychological, and Policy Implications

Adam W. Fingerhut (Editor), Ellen D. B. Riggle (Editor), Sharon Scales Rostosky (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-36144-5

Jun 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

200 pages

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$47.95

Description

This issue is an international, interdisciplinary, methodologically and theoretically diverse collection of original empirical articles addressing psychological effects of marriage amendments, effects of civil marriage for same-sex couples, and effects of anti-gay initiatives on heterosexual allies and intergroup relationships.
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION

Same-Sex Marriage: The Social and Psychological Implications of Policy and Debates
Adam W. Fingerhut, Ellen D. B. Riggle, and Sharon Scales Rostosky

SECTION II: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF MARRIAGE RESTRICTION AMENDMENTS FOR LGB INDIVIDUALS

California’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage: The Campaign and its Effects on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Individuals
Natalya C. Maisel and Adam W. Fingerhut

Examining Communication about Marriage Amendments: Same-Sex Couples and Their Extended Social Networks
Pamela J. Lannutti

Similarities and Differences in the Pursuit of Intimacy among Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Individuals: A Personal Projects Analysis
David M. Frost

SECTION III: THE IMPACT OF LEGALIZED RELATIONSHIP STATUS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES

The Longest “Legal” U.S. Same-Sex Couples Reflect on Their Relationships
Esther D. Rothblum, Kimberly F. Balsam, and Sondra E. Solomon

Social Inclusion and the Value of Marriage Equality in Massachusetts and the Netherlands
M. V. Lee Badgett

Are Same-Sex Marriages UnAfrican? Same-Sex Relationships and Belonging in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Mikki van Zyl

SECTION IV: MARRIAGE RESTRICTION AMENDMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON HETEROSEXUAL ALLIES AND INTERGROUP RELATIONSHIPS

Impact of Marriage Restriction Amendments on Family Members of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals: A Mixed-Method Approach
Sharon G. Horne, Sharon Scales Rostosky, and Ellen D. B. Riggle

Motives of Heterosexual Allies in Collective Action for Equality
Glenda M. Russell

Comparing Sexual and Ethnic Minority Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage
Negin Ghavami and Kerri L. Johnson

SECTION V: COMMENTARY

Anti-Equality Marriage Amendments and Sexual Stigma
Gregory M. Herek

SECTION VI: 2009 KURT LEWIN AWARD

2009 Kurt Lewin Award recipient: Beatrice Wright
Kay Deaux, Henry McCarthy, and Sheryl Lee Wurl