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Australia's Journey to Marriage Equality

POLITICAL SCIENCE

336 Pages, 5.25 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: February 2019

ISBN 9781742235998

Rights: WOR X UK, EUR, AU, NZ & ZA

University of New South Wales Press (Feb 2019)
NewSouth

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Overview

Written by two advocates intimately involved in the struggle for marriage equality, this book reveals the untold story of how a grassroots movement won hearts and minds and transformed a country. It is based on personal memories and more than forty interviews with key figures and everyday advocates from across Australia. It covers the movement's origins in 2004, when the Marriage Act of 1961 was amended to exclude same-sex couples, through to the unsuccessful High Court challenge, a public vote in 2017 and the Parliamentary aftermath. 

Author Biography

Alex Greenwich was a co-chair of the successful YES campaign. Alex is also the Independent Member for Sydney in the New South Wales Parliament. Shirleene Robinson is the Director, national spokesperson and NSW co-coordinator for the YES campaign. She is a historian at Macquarie University.