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Social Science Gay Studies

Gay Marriage

The Story of a Canadian Social Revolution

by (author) Sylvain Larocque

translated by Louisa Blair & Robert Chodos

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2006
Gay Studies, Civil Rights, Civil Rights
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    May 2006
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    Jun 2012
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A history of the fight for same-sex marriage in Canada.
Few issues have dominated recent Canadian politics like the legalization of same-sex marriage.
As a political correspondent for The Canadian Press, Sylvain Larocque had a front-row seat for this battle in the fight for gay rights in Canada. He recounts the story here on every level, from the legal decisions to the social impact to the political reactions. He analyzes the judgments, laws, and election strategies, providing a behind-the-scenes account of how the institution of marriage, which many regarded as unchangeable, was expanded to include same-sex couples.
In exclusive interviews with couples, activists, lawyers, political advisers and ministers, Larocque explores this divisive issue with depth and insight.

About the authors

SYLVAIN LAROCQUE is a political correspondent for The Canadian Press who has been reporting on the same-sex marriage debate since 2000. He has been a reporter for Montreal's La Presse and Ottawa's Le Droit, and holds a Bachelor of Education from McGill University.

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LOUISA BLAIR is a native of Quebec City who now work as a writer, editor and translator in Toronto.

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ROBERT CHODOS is an experienced author and translator who has published widely in the fields of Canadian business, politics, and transportation and of Quebec history. Among his most recent books are The Unmaking of Canada (1991), Lost in Cyberspace? (1997), and Paul Martin: A Political Biography (1998), all co-written with Rae Murphy and Eric Hamovitch, and all published by Lorimer.

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Editorial Reviews

"... a terrific chronicle of the decade-long legal battle for same-sex marriage in Canada."


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