Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their by David Collins,Evan Wolfson,Julian Castro

By David Collins,Evan Wolfson,Julian Castro

In early 2013 same-sex marriage was once felony in just ten states and the District of Columbia. That 12 months the ultimate Court’s selection in United States v. Windsor seemed to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, jointly for 16 years and deeply in love, questioned why nobody had stepped around the threshold to problem their state’s 2005 constitutional modification prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to affix a lawsuit being prepare through Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD. years later—after stressful battles within the Federal District courtroom for the Western District of Texas and within the 5th Circuit courtroom of Appeals, after sitting via oral arguments on the ideally suited courtroom of the U.S. in Obergefell v. Hodges—they received the correct to marry deep within the center of Texas. however the highway they traveled used to be by no means effortless. unintentional Activists is the deeply relocating tale of 2 males who struggled to accomplish the honor of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a sequence of perfect court docket judgements that famous the “personhood,” the fundamental humanity of gays and lesbians. writer David Collins tells Mark and Vic’s tale within the context of felony and social background and explains the advanced criminal concerns and advancements surrounding same-sex marriage in layman’s terms.

Show description

Read or Download Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas (Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series) PDF

Similar gay & lesbian nonfiction books

Imagine Hope: Aids and Gay Identity (Social Aspects of AIDS)

Offers a chronological collection of Watney's writings from the Nineteen Nineties, with new contextualising introductory and concluding essays and gives a chronicle of the altering and sometimes complicated process the epidemic.
--This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this name.

The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New York: 'An Army of Lovers Cannot Fail' (Studies in American Popular History and Culture)

Among 1966 and 1975 North American formative years activists proven over 35 tuition- and community-based homosexual liberation adolescence teams whose contributors sought keep watch over over their very own our bodies, schooling, and sexual and social relatives. This e-book specializes in 3 groundbreaking ny urban teams -- homosexual adolescence (GY), road Transvestite motion Revolutionaries (S.

Contemporary Research on Sex Work

Achieve very important perception and a broader point of view on the place, why, and the way intercourse employees behavior their businessFor years, the focal point of intercourse paintings study has been on street-based female and male intercourse employees and the HIV-related hazards they pose to their consumers. modern examine on intercourse paintings strikes past the elemental organization among intercourse paintings and unprotected intercourse to a fuller description of the numerous elements of the whereas nonetheless pursuing a greater realizing of HIV hazard between these operating the streets.

Gay Seattle: Stories of Exile and Belonging

Winner of a 2004 Washington kingdom ebook AwardWinner of a 2004 Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN) Jesuit ebook AwardIn 1893, the Washington kingdom legislature quietly all started passing a collection of legislation that primarily made homosexuality, and at last even the dialogue of homosexuality, a criminal offense. A century later Mike Lowry turned the 1st governor of the kingdom to handle the once a year lesbian and homosexual delight rally in Seattle.

Additional info for Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas (Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 50 votes

admin