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The Resource Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency, Kerry Eleveld

Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency, Kerry Eleveld

Label
Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency
Title
Don't tell me to wait
Title remainder
how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Eleveld
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As former Advocate journalist Kerry Eleveld shows, Obama's support transformed the issue of gay rights from a political liability into an electoral imperative, and in Don't Tell Me to Wait she offers a boots-on-the-ground account of how gay rights activists pushed the president to this political tipping point. Obama's "evolution" on marriage equality was not the result of a benevolent politician who entered the Oval Office with a wealth of good intentions. Rather, pressure from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists changed the conversation, issue by issue. As a result of the protests and outcry following the passage of California's same-sex marriage ban, Obama realized that overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was the one 2008 campaign promise he couldn't ignore. While pledges to other progressive constituencies fell apart during Obama's first two years in office, the LGBT rights movement protested the administration's fecklessness early and often. By the time the sun set on the 111th Congress, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal had become the sole piece of major progressive legislation to become law. The repeal's overwhelming success and popularity paved the way for other LGBT advances, including the president's eventual embrace of the freedom to marry"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eleveld, Kerry
Dewey number
323.3/264
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay rights
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency, Kerry Eleveld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905686155
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780465074891
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Don't tell me to wait : how the fight for gay rights changed America and transformed Obama's presidency, Kerry Eleveld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905686155
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780465074891
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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