Sex Roles (2015) 72:558–559 DOI 10.1007/s11199-015-0457-1 BOOK REVIEW Looking at Same-sex Marriage Through a Legal Consciousness Lens License to Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples. By Kimberly D. Richman. New York, NYU Press, 2014. 250 pp. $39 (hardback) ISBN: 978-0-8147-2546-7 Pamela Jane Lannutti Published online: 12 May 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 What does legal marriage mean to same-sex couples? by individual difference variables and the thinness of the con- Attempting to address this important, timely, and complex nections between the book and the larger same-sex marriage question has motivated scholars from fields, including politi- literature, are outweighed by the strengths of the contribution cal science, psychology, communication, economics, and so- that the book makes. ciology, to take various perspectives in their research (e.g., Richman presents the analysis of her data collected, using Badgett 2011; Fingerhut et al. 2011;Lannutti 2005; Porche two well-executed methods and two key samples, in a writing and Purvin 2008; Rothblum et al. 2011). Richman addresses style that is engaging and easy to understand. Richman uti- the question using a legal consciousness and constitutive stud- lized both survey methods (with a sample of 1467 couples) ies perspective to examine the experiences
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