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Same-sex marriage collection
Coll2011-008  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Same-sex marriage collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011-008
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet 3 boxes.
    Date (inclusive): 1958-2012
    Abstract: Clippings, fliers, leaflets, correspondence, typescripts, photographs, and other material documenting individuals and organizations advocating for same-sex marriage in the United States and Canada, 1958-2012. The materials document numerous attempts to change legislation or legal status of LGBT individuals in regard to domestic partnerships, civil unions and marriage. Highlighted in this collection are the advocacy campaign from the Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage Project; the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling legally recognizing same-sex marriage in the state in 2004; and the California Proposition 8 in 2008.
    Container: 1-3

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was originally part of the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001, to which numerous and sometimes anonymous donors contributed. Materials in this collection were compiled from donors including Lee Mentley, Michael Palmer, Rick Mechtly, and Robert Manners. Methods and dates of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Same-sex Marriage Collection, Coll2011-008, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    This collection was separated from the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama with assistance from David Hensley, 2011.

    Scope and Contents

    Clippings, fliers, leaflets, correspondence, typescripts, photographs, and other material documenting individuals and organizations advocating for same-sex marriage in the United States and Canada, 1958-2012. The materials document numerous attempts to change legislation or legal status of LGBT individuals in regard to domestic partnerships, civil unions and marriage. Highlighted in this collection are the advocacy campaign from the Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage Project; the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling legally recognizing same-sex marriage in the state in 2004; and the California Proposition 8 in 2008.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Cases
    Lesbians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Cases
    Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation
    Same-sex marriage -- United States
    California. (Title of work: Proposition 8 (2008).)
    Freedom to Marry Action, Inc.
    Hawaii Equal Right to Marriage Project