Lawfully Wedded Wives: Rethinking Marriage in the 21st Century
New book documents women’s compelling personal stories of same-sex weddings as marriage equality becomes a heralded civil rights struggle nationwide
By Silke Bader
New York, NY – In this new book’s 20 tales of love, sex and commitment – spiritual and scandalous, philosophical and trivial, heartbreaking and hilarious – women tell their same-sex wedding stories in heartfelt words and gorgeous photos. “In their own words, these are the voices of history,” said award-winning writer and San Francisco State University professor Nona Caspers, one of two co-editors of Lawfully Wedded Wives.E-book: http://amzn.to/16nBVt6Video (free of charge) about the brides and the book: http://herecomethebridesbook.
com/#Caspers’ and groundbreaking filmmaker and oral historian Joell Hallowell’s interviews provide a moving and contemporary glimpse into the women’s decisions to wed, the meanings they assign to weddings and marriage, how their relationships changed as a result, and much more.“Every day, thousands of loving couples come together to make a simple, legal commitment to each other,” Hallowell said, “but the women in Lawfully Wedded Wives tell their memorable stories of marrying in the months immediately after the California Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional to deny marriage rights to gays and lesbians.”“Choosing to wed with varying levels of joy and trepidation, this eclectic group of women had two things in common – a compelling reason to rush to the altar and a stack of wedding photos,” Caspers recounted. “Their intimate, personal stories document one of the most historic changes in civil rights in our time.”
LOTL will offer extract ot of the book over the next few weeks