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I Do/I Don't: Queers on Marriage

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Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. Edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Philips. This anthology collects a diverse array of queer voices on the subject of marriage: including poetry, prose, personal essays, nonfiction, interviews, vows, rants, love letters, sermons, photography, sketches, cartoons, and doodles. Silly to serious. In favor and against. Yay and nay, in between, neither, or ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 17th 2004 by Suspect Thoughts Press
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Jonah
Sep 03, 2016 Jonah rated it really liked it
It is very interesting to read this book 10 years after it was published, just after same sex marriage was legalized in Illinois (my state) to almost no public reaction.

This anthology contained pieces that were very short to short, and it was written by a LOT of people, including probably a hundred people I hadn't heard of and a dozen that I had. Some of the pieces were really eye opening and engaging, some were fun, some were not. But since they were all short it was all good. A small number of
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Pat
Sep 27, 2012 Pat rated it liked it
i was glad to read about queers and marriage in a way that didn't scream "hooray! acceptance! reform! tolerance!" though of course a lot of the writers do just that. i say, yes to those who really want to get married, and let the rest of us navigate our own non-institutionalized ways of sharing the bonds of love.

it was comforting to read the unabashed opinions of radical queers, since i got the book from a book club offered through the advocate magazine (free subscription, why not? good for col
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Tamlynem
Oct 14, 2012 Tamlynem rated it liked it
Pretty schizophrenic view of perspectives. After taking a step back from reading the whole volume (and with it being six years later) I think the editors did a pretty good job of taking on all viewpoints. I especially learned a lot from the anti-assimilationist writers. I don't necessarily agree with them, but they definitely made me think about the issue of gay marriage--all marriage--from a different angle.
Ed
Mar 12, 2008 Ed rated it liked it
a very diverse collection of writings in terms of political perspective and style. the text is so small!
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