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Gay Rights at the Ballot Box by Amy L. Stone
  

Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

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Gay Rights at the Ballot Box by Amy L. Stone

Gay Rights at the Ballot Box Amy L. Stone examines how the tactics of LGBT activists have evolved and unravels the complex relationship between ballot measure campaigns and the broader goals of the LGBT movement.The first comprehensive history of anti-gay ballot measures, both those merely attempted and those successfully put before voters, this book draws on archival research and interviews with more than one hundred LGBT activists to provide a detailed account of the campaigns to stop such ballot measures from passing into law.

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Amy L. Stone crafts a compelling, deeply textured portrayal of the more than 200 anti-gay ballot campaigns in the U.S. since 1974. Through interviews with movement leaders and other sources, Stone deftly analyzes the tension between winning campaigns and building a sustainable movement, between national, urban activists and local, rural communities, as well as debates over tactics and messaging. Gay Rights at the Ballot Box is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the central, disturbing role anti-gay politics has played in contemporary U.S. politics. --Sean Cahill, Ph.D., Fenway Institute and New York University Amy L. Stone crafts a compelling, deeply textured portrayal of the more than 200 anti-gay ballot campaigns in the U.S. since 1974. Through interviews with movement leaders and other sources, Stone deftly analyzes the tension between winning campaigns and building a sustainable movement, between national, urban activists and local, rural communities, as well as debates over tactics and messaging. Gay Rights at the Ballot Box is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the central, disturbing role anti-gay politics has played in contemporary U.S. politics. Sean Cahill, Ph.D., Fenway Institute and New York University


About the Author

Amy L. Stone is assistant professor of sociology at Trinity University in San Antonio.

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Publication date

8th April 2012

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Amy L. Stone

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University of Minnesota Press

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Hardback
272 pages

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9780816675470

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