Just Marriage (New Democracy Forum) (Hardcover)

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From the ground breaking legal decisions on gay marriage to the promotion of marriage for low-income families, the sacred institution of marriage has turned into a public battleground. Who should be allowed to marry and is marriage a public or private act? Should marriage be abandoned completely? Or should marriage be redefined as a civil institution that promotes sexual and racial equality?

As the fierce national debate over same-sex marriage and civil unions continues, Mary Lyndon Shanley argues that while the state should continue to play a role in regulating personal relations, the law must be fundamentally reformed if marriage is to become a more just institution. Fourteen prominent writers and thinkers respond, including Nancy F. Cott, William N. Eskridge, Jr., Amitai Etzioni, Martha Albertson Fineman, and Cass R. Sunstein.

About the Author


Mary Lyndon Shanley is the Margaret Stiles Halleck Professor of Political Science at Vassar College. Her most recent book is Making Babies, Making Families.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780195176254
ISBN-10: 0195176251
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: New Democracy Forum