Looking at Gay Marriage
Review by Amos Lassen 10/6/10
Dr. Davina Kotulski, an internationally recognized gay marriage advocate and psychologist, in her new book, “Love Warriors” carefully looks at gay marriage and gives me a lot to think about.
Is marriage a civil right? Kotulski gives us some new interviews from the leaders in the marriage equality issue and we, indeed, get the case as to why GLBT people are entitled to the same marriage rights as everyone else. She also shares what she has learned during the fight as well as provides us with strategies that we can use in order to win those rights.
One of the biggest problems that I have is how do I answer someone who says to me that marriage equality does not belong in the realm of civil rights or even that it is forbidden by religion. Kotulski gives us how to respond. She deals head-on with the issues and if we follow what is written here, there should be no questions that go unanswered.
Kotulski has divided the book into eight sections: “Law and History”, “Money”, “Health and Family”, “International Marriage Equality”, “Strategy”, “Community Voices and Allies”, “Intersections of Marriage Discrimination: and “Repealing DOMA and Prop 8” and we see that she leaves no stone unturned. In chapter eight she includes questions for book club discussions (but they could be for any discussion, a list of available resources and two samples of gender neutral marriage ceremonies as well as a “non-binding resolution for marriage equality”. There is also an appendix on “No to Prop 8 Commercials”. I doubt that there is a more complete book on the subject available. This book also speaks directly to the man/woman on the street and it is totally readable and written in a style that will appeal to all
“Love Warriors: The Rise of the Marriage Equality Movement and Why It Will Prevail” tells us everything we need to know about winning marriage equality. It is the perfect guidebook, resource manual and explanation of the marriage issue and it is a must read
for those who care about justice and equality. It is a powerful read that is an educative tool and the amount of research that the author has done is nothing short of amazing. It has my highest recommendation.
©2003-2010, Davina Kotulski