Marriage Equality Resources

Selected Resources Available at the
Resource Center Dallas  2701 Reagan Street, Dallas, TX  214-540-4451 library@rcdallas.org  facebook.com/PhilJohnsonLibrary

BOOKS
Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage. By Mark D. Jordan. Catholic supporters of same-gender marriage: a case study of human dignity in a multicultural society. By Donna Perry. The Case for Same-sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment. By William Eskridge Jr. Ceremonies of the Heart: Celebrating Lesbian Unions. Edited by Becky Butler. Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage. By David Moats. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning
newspaper series.

The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family. By Dan Savage. Courting Equality: A Documentary History of America’s First Legal Same-Sex Marriages. By Patricia Gozemba. Daddy’s Wedding. By Michael Willhoite. Children’s picture book. Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and in the United States. By Yuval Merin. Gay and Lesbian Weddings: Planning the Perfect Same-Sex Ceremony. By David Toussaint. Gay Marriage, Real Life: Ten Stories of Love and Family. By Michelle Deakin. Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America. By Jonathan Rauch. Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood among Black Women. By Mignon R. Moore. A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. Nolo Press. The Lesbian and Gay Book of Love and Marriage: Creating the Stories of Our Lives. By Paula Martinac. Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out: Understanding the Joys and Challenges of Diverse Family Life. By Jane Drucker. Lesbian and Gay Marriage: Private Commitments, Public Ceremonies. By Suzanne Sherman. The M Word: Writers on Same-sex Marriage. Edited by Kathy Pories. Marriage Equality: A Positive Catholic Approach. By Francis DeBernardo. Same Sex, Different States: When Same-Sex Marriages Cross State Lines. By Andrew Koppelman. Same Sex Marriage and the Constitution. By Evan Gerstmann. Same Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law. By Kathleen Hull. Interviews with over 70
people.

Same-Sex Marriage: The Legal and Psychological Evolution in America. . By Donald Cantor and others. Same-Sex Marriage: The Personal and the Political. By Kathleen Lahey & Kevin Alderson.

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe. By John Boswell. Publishing Triangle 100 Best Lesbian and
Gay Nonfiction Books

Together Forever: Gay and Lesbian Marriage. By Eric Marcus. Torn Apart: United by Love, Divided by Law. By Judy Rickard. The effects of the lack of marriage
equality on bi-national couples.

Trans People in Love. Edited by Tracie O’Keefe and Katrina Fox. Uncle Bobby’s Wedding. By Sarah Brannen. Children’s picture book. We Do: A Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Marriage. Edited by Amy Rennert.with a foreword by Gavin Newsom. What God Has Joined Together? A Christian Case for Gay Marriage. By David Myers & Letha Scanzoni. What is Marriage For? By E.J. Graff. Will You Be Mine? Domestic Partnership, San Francisco City, February 14, 1991. By Diane Whitacre. Why Marriage: The History Shaping Today’s Debate. By George Chauncey. Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry. By Evan Wolfson. FILMS 8: The Mormon Proposition. Documentary about the involvement of the Mormon Church in Proposition 8. Gay weddings. Bravo's original reality series follows the lives of two gay and two lesbian couples over six months
as they plan a formal celebration of their love and commitment.

I Can’t Marry You. Documentary that explores the real life stories of 20 long term gay and lesbian couples and
the obstacles they encounter due to not being able to be legally married in the U.S.

I Want to Get Married. It’s late August 2008 and Paul is desperately trying to get married before the election on
Proposition 8.

Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom. In this movie sequel to the Logo series, it’s a weekend of weddings and fun. Saving Marriage: The True Story of the Massachusetts Fight to Save Marriage Equality. One Wedding and a Revolution. Documentary of first wedding in San Francisco in February 2004 of Del Martin
and Phyllis Lyon, founders of the first lesbian rights organization and partners for 51 years.

Queens. The mothers of six men about to take part in Spain’s first ever en masse gay wedding learn to
deal with their own prejudices, history, and desires. En Español with English subtitles.

Organizational Websites www.freedomtomarry.org - Partnership of LGBT and allies working to win marriage equality. www.marriageequality.org - Works together with other organizations for marriage equality. www.thetaskforce.org/issues/marriage_and_partnership_recognition

This is a small sampling of books and movies from our library’s collection. Our library is open to the public and can be searched at: www.libraryworld.net/opac at the Sign-In page, enter Phil Johnson Library as the Library Name. You do not need a password.

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