Author: Bilger, Audrey.
Publisher: New York : Seal Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781580054508 (electronic bk.)
1580054501 (electronic bk.)
Description: 1 online resource (449 p.)
Subject: Social Science.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family. bisacsh
Contents: Introduction: Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort; Let 's Marae!: Mary Meriam; Wedding Planners; A Tale of Two Cakes: Candace Walsh; Ten Days of a Lesbian Engagement: Leslie Lange; She's the Boy: Cate Glass; Getting Civilized: Chella Quint; My Trojan Dress: Kari Lerum; Contemplationof a Name (For Stacie): Caridad Moro; I Do's and I Don'ts; Six Reasons Lesbians Should Not Get Married: Jennifer Camper; This Flight Tonight: Wendy MacLeod; Almost: Stephanie Hallett; Always a Bridesmaid: Michele Kort; I Don't Want to Be Part of Your [De]volution: Stephanie Schroeder.
Let Them Eat (Wedding) Cake: Linda VillarosaWe Have to Talk About It, Someday: Emily Douglas; I'm Not from Here: Holly Hughes; Gay Marriage, Semantics, and a Fallen Bridge: Rachel Darling; Marching Our Way to the Aisle; As the Girl Turns: Amelia Sauter; Marriage by the Numbers: M.V. Lee Badgett; The First Brides: A Conversation with Kate Kendell and Phyllis Lyon; Diary of a Love Warrior: Davina Kotulski; Where the Queer Zone Meets the Asian Zone: Helen Zia; Standing on Ceremony: J. Keiko Lane; Crossing Borders: Katherine Arnup; Another Word for Marriage: Gloria Bigelow.
Suquamish Family Values: Heather PurserWedding Belles; An Arbor on Arbella Street: Colleen Michaels; More Today Than Yesterday: Bette Skandalis; Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: Mary Beth Caschetta; Juggling Down the Aisle: Sara Felder; First Dance: Kimberly Reed; Lesbian Wedding Blessings and Curses: Judy Scheer and Jen Sorensen; The Best Laid Plans; Eschaton, or The Gay Divorcées: Erika Dyson; The Back Door to Marriage: N'Jai-An Patters; Innocence Maintained: By Melissa Sky; The Wedding Tablecloth: Joan Lipkin; Don't Hide Your Bride Pride: Monica Palacios; Happily Ever After.
I Do (x 2): Lesléa NewmanThe Book of Love: Audrey Bilger; Four (Same-Sex) Weddings and a Funeral: Susan Goldberg; 'Til Death Do Us Part: Patricia Cronin; A Girl Can Dream: Caroline Gambell; The End of Civilization As We Know It: Lydia Stryk; Wedding Song for Two Women: Mary Meriam; Contributors; About the Editors; Acknowledgments.
Summary: Marriage today isn't what it used to be: for better, not for worse. As same-sex weddings are becoming more common, the classic love-story happy ending is taking on a decidedly new twist, everyone has a fresh role to play, and supporters and opponents of gay marriage alike are finding themselves in the midst of a revolution that's redefining marriage--both as a personal choice and as an institution--as we know it. In Here Come the Brides!, editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort gather together the voices of women taking part in--and shaping--this major historical shift. Representing a diversity of.