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By Rodger Streitmatter

For greater than a century earlier than homosexual marriage turned a hot-button political factor, same-sex unions flourished in the US. Pairs of guys and pairs of ladies joined jointly in devoted unions, status via one another “for richer for poorer, in affliction and in health” for classes of thirty or forty—sometimes as many as fifty—years. in brief, they enjoyed and supported one another every piece up to any husband and spouse.

In Outlaw Marriages, cultural historian Rodger Streitmatter unearths how a few of these unions didn’t basically enhance the standard of lifestyles for the 2 humans concerned but in addition enriched the yank culture.

one of the high-profile whose lives and loves are illuminated within the following pages are Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith, literary icon Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, writer James Baldwin and Lucien Happersberger, and artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. 

"Outlaw Marriages gloriously outs same-sex via background and celebrates their love and impression in theater, arts, and social swap. when you love the to blame excitement of interpreting humans journal to your celebrity-couple information, you'll love this booklet. And the fact-checking is flawless!"
~ Kate Clinton, humorist

“The quantity can have specific entice readers of gender stories, yet those tales eventually end up that real partnership is gender blind.”
~ Publishers Weekly

“A completely fascinating examine homosexual and lesbian love, existence and relationships.”

“Fifteen love marriages that dared no longer communicate their identify defied legislation and mores, flouted conventions, and reside this present day in Streitmatter’s crucial, well-documented history.”
~ Booklist

“A great reward for simply the ideal couple.”
~ Kirkus Reviews

An enticing and well-researched quantity with wide entice the LGBTQ crowd (especially undefined) in addition to social historians."
~ Library Journal

About the Author
Rodger Streitmatter, a former newspaper reporter, is a member of the varsity of communique school at American collage. He lives in Washington, D.C., along with his husband, Tom Grooms.

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