Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index.
Promises, promises -- Understanding the impact of state supreme courts -- Early same-sex marriage decisions -- Massachusetts and beyond -- Policy initiation: the diffusion of same-sex marriage cases across the states -- Policy legitimation: evaluating the capacity of state courts to change public opinion -- Policy endurance: the enactment of state constitutional amendments prohibiting -- Same-sex marriage -- The promise of state courts.
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