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The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Leigh Moscowitz


Over the past decade, the controversial issue of gay marriage has emerged as a primary battle in the culture wars and a definitive social issue of our time. The subject moved to the forefront of mainstream public debate in 2004, when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom began authorizing same-sex marriage licenses, and it has remained in the forefront through three presidential campaigns and numerous state ballot initiatives. This book examines how prominent news outlets presented this issue from 2003 to 2012, a time when intense news coverage focused unprecedented attention on gay and lesbian lif ... More

Keywords: gay marriage, Gavin Newsom, same-sex marriage, marriage licenses, gay rights, marriage equality, media coverage, news media, gay rights activists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038129
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leigh Moscowitz, author
University of South Carolina