For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Couples joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health.” In short, they loved and supported each other every bit as much as any husband and wife. In Outlaw Marriages, cultural historian Rodger Streitmatter reveals how some of these unions didn’t merely improve the quality of life for the two people involved but also enriched the American culture.
Hardcover. 224 pages.