Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution
"Strasser sets forth many strong legal and moral arguments for opposing the organized right-wing anti-gay anti-marriage campaign now raging state by state, a campaign designed to make this country a house divided in which targeted couples do not know whether they are married or not as they cross state borders. He blasts the election-year federal anti-marriage law that created a caste-system of marriage in America just to discriminate against lesbian and gay soon-to-be-weds. Any American uncomfortable with the idea of second-class citizens and second- class marriages will welcome the legal ammunition in this book."--Evan Wolfson, Director of the Marriage Project of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and co-counsel on Baehr v. Miike, the Hawaii marriage case
"Strasser . . . analyzes the arguments against same-sex marriage one by one and concludes that none achieves legal credibility. He reviews the bars on marriage based on definition, procreation, custody, and protection of children and the debates centered on equal protection. Looking at the recently passed Defense of Marriage Act, he concludes that it may be unconstitutional. . . . This [book] is of great current relevance."--Library Journal
In a new preface, Mark Strasser discusses recent developments in the legal battle over same-sex marriages in Hawaii. He anticipates the likely state- and nation-wide impact of the Hawaii Supreme Court's decision.