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By Audrey Bilger

Marriage this day isn’t what it was once: for higher, now not for worse. As same-sex weddings have gotten extra universal, the vintage love-story chuffed finishing is taking over a decidedly new twist, every person has a clean function to play, and supporters and rivals of homosexual marriage alike are discovering themselves in the course of a revolution that’s redefining marriage—both as a private selection and as an institution—as we all know it.

In Here Come the Brides!, editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort assemble jointly the voices of ladies participating in—and shaping—this significant ancient shift. Representing a variety of issues of view by way of race, type, ethnicity, and gender id, this choice of essays, tales, and visible photos takes a multidimensional examine how beginning up the conventional order of “man and spouse” to incorporate the potential for “wife and spouse” is changing our social panorama. From marriage ceremony photos and pictures of protest symptoms to comical anecdotes and sober philosophical analyses, Here Come the Brides! is an exploration of ways the legalization of same-sex marriages has irrevocably replaced the way in which lesbians take into consideration their unions and their lives—and a party of the dream of lesbian happily-ever-afters.

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