Same-Sex Marriage by CunninghamJ

Champion(s):

HulkaE
Find what you like and let it kill you


Runner(s)-Up:

BalkanD
Semper ubi sub ubi


Quiz Description

Three months after same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States, here's a variety of questions on the topic, most (but not all) of them related to its place in American politics and culture.

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Questions:

Identify the term, popular in New England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that refers to the long-term cohabitation of two unmarried women (who may or may not be lesbians). The term derives from a Henry James novel, and it also provides the title of a David Mamet play.

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Boston marriage

In 1989 the writer Andrew Sullivan made “A (Conservative) Case for Gay Marriage” in what liberal magazine?

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The New Republic

Which Fox sitcom, starring Charles S. Dutton as a Baltimore garbage collector, is credited with the first depiction of a gay wedding on an American television series, in a 1991 episode titled "Can’t Help Loving That Man"?

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Roc

In 2000 a bill was approved by the Dutch parliament that made the Netherlands the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. Which European country, in 2015, became the first to legalize same-sex marriage by popular referendum?

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Ireland

"Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support; it brings stability to our society." So begins the opinion of Judge Margaret Marshall in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, a 2003 state Supreme Court decision that has since become a popular reading at gay and straight weddings alike. The ruling brought same-sex marriage to which U.S. state?

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Massachusetts

Name the California mayor who made headlines in February 2004 by authorizing same-sex marriage licenses to be issued, in violation of state law. Before the state Supreme Court interceded (and later annulled the marriages), approximately 4,000 couples had tied the knot.

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Gavin Newsom

Among those couples were activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who married again when California legalized same-sex marriage in 2008. They are best known, however, for having cofounded in 1955 what influential lesbian organization, named after a collection of Sapphic verse by French poet Pierre Louÿs?

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Daughters of Bilitis

In 2012 soldier Kevin Keller married Clay Walker, a doctor who treated him for an injury he suffered in the Iraq War. The wedding took place in a comic-book series spun off from what well-known title, which was first published in 1942?

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Archie

Which fast-food chain became the target of protests and boycotts in 2012 after its top executive made statements opposed to same-sex marriage? In a radio interview, for instance, he declared, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'"

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Chick-fil-A

Name the octogenarian whose inability to claim a tax exemption on her deceased wife's estate formed the basis of the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court case (United States v. _____) that resulted in the invalidation of the Defense of Marriage Act. Less than a week after the ruling, she was one of the grand marshals of New York City's LGBT Pride March (see photo).

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Edith Windsor

In January 2014, 33 gay and straight couples were married on stage at the Grammy Awards while rapper Macklemore performed his pro-gay anthem “Same Love.” Which one-time Grammy winner (and Oscar-nominated actress) officiated the ceremony? (edited at 12:05 pm, September 9, 2015 (MDT))

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Queen Latifah

Among the countries where same-sex marriage is currently legal, four are entirely within the Southern Hemisphere. Name TWO of them.

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Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay