By Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo
"The authors argue that queer, black, brown, and overseas our bodies, and the so-called threats they signify, similar to immigration reform and same-sex marriage, were successfully associated with terrorism. those lousy conflations... are enduring and aid to give an explanation for the contradictions of up to date U.S. politics. we're faraway from a post post-9/11 world." Ronald R. Sundstrom, affiliate Professor, division of Philosophy, The college of San Francisco, usa "If you must know the way a brand new biopolitics of citizenship is containing our bodies of the country via re-inscribing intercourse and race into it and the way this new biopolitics is being resisted you need to learn this book." Engin F. Isin, Professor, division of Politics and foreign reports, The Open college, uk
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In the representative’s words, “We believe it is important for the American people to know which candidates will defend traditional marriage” (Knickerbocker, 2004). Even though the United States House of Representatives defeated the Marriage Protection Amendment, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman, House Majority Leader Thomas Dale “Tom” Delay stated, “Marriage is the basic unit of society, the very DNA of civilization, and if that civilization is to endure, marriage must be protected” (Richard Simon, “House Rejects Proposal to Ban Gay Marriages,” The Spokesman-Review, 1 October 2004).
Asked about his sagging approval ratings, President Bush responded: I just don’t make decisions [according to polls]. We’re changing the world. The lesson of September the 11th is, when the nation sees a threat, a gathering threat, we’ve got to deal with it. We can no longer hope that oceans protect us from harm. Every threat we must take seriously (Office of the Press Secretary, 2004). Toward the end of the month, the media reported on a couple fired for violating a 1991 Department of Defense policy banning news organizations from photographing caskets being returned to the United States (Kristen Gerlineau, “Couple Fired for Coffin Photo Returned Home,” The SpokesmanReview, 30 April 2004).
In January 2004, when the President’s approval ratings were above 50 percent, support for same-sex marriages had reached a low point. According to a Gallup poll, conducted 9–11 January 2004, only 24 percent of respondents said they favored same-sex marriages while 53 percent said they opposed them (and 23 percent registered no opinion) (Gallup, 2004). Between late April and early May, when President Bush’s approval ratings were at the lowest point of his presidency, support for same-sex marriage had increased.