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Monthly Meeting: LGBT Rights and Legal Equality

Hi Everyone,

Given the recent rash of court decisions legalizing gay marriage in even extremely conservative states like Utah and Oklahoma, I thought it would be a good month to explore a topic we have yet to discuss at length - gay marriage and the fight for legal equality for LGBT people in America.  Like last month, I am assigning just one book, which David will supplement with articles and features before our meeting.  

Our book for next month will be "Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution" by Linda Hirschman, who is a constitutional lawyer.  

http://www.amazon.com/Victory-Triumphant-Revolution-Linda-Hirshman/dp/0061965510/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392868585&sr=1-2&keywords=gay+rights 


Questions to keep in mind while reading - How far has the US come in regards to gay rights in such a short period of time?  Is gay marriage necessarily an inevitability?  As the fight for gay rights moves away from the federal level, how must our legal and social strategies change?

In addition - this group's monthly dues will be due soon.  In the beginning I was happy to pay them, however at 72 dollars, it has taken a toll on my poor graduate student wallet.  I will be soliciting donations to pay these dues at our next meeting, and any little bit will help.

Best,

Neil

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