The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the by Leigh Moscowitz

By Leigh Moscowitz

Over the prior decade, the arguable factor of homosexual marriage has emerged as a major conflict within the tradition wars and a definitive social factor of our time. the topic moved to the leading edge of mainstream public debate in 2004, whilst San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom started authorizing same-sex marriage licenses, and it has remained within the leading edge via 3 presidential campaigns and various country poll tasks. during this thorough research, Leigh Moscowitz examines how well known information retailers provided this factor from 2003 to 2012, a time while extreme information insurance centred unparalleled awareness on homosexual and lesbian life.


During this time, LGBT rights leaders sought to harness the ability of media to recommend for marriage equality and to reform their community's public picture. development on in-depth interviews with activists and a accomplished, longitudinal examine of stories tales, Moscowitz investigates those leaders' goals and the way their frames, strategies, and messages advanced over the years. after all, media assurance of the homosexual marriage debate either aided and undermined the reason. Media publicity gave activists a platform to debate homosexual and lesbian households. however it additionally prompted an upsurge in opposing responses and stressed activists to depict homosexual existence in a manner calculated to entice heterosexual audiences. finally, The conflict over Marriage finds either the guarantees and the constraints of business media as a path to social change.

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