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Just Married : Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage / Stephen Macedo.

Author/Creator:
Macedo, Stephen, author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Edition:
Course Book
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Marriage.
Monogamous relationships.
Same-sex marriage.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage's future. Will same-sex marriage lead to more radical marriage reform? Should it? Antonin Scalia and many others on the right warn of a slippery slope from same-sex marriage toward polygamy, adult incest, and the dissolution of marriage as we know it. Equally, many academics, activists, and intellectuals on the left contend that there is no place for monogamous marriage as a special status defined by law. Just Married demonstrates that both sides are wrong: the same principles of democratic justice that demand marriage equality for same-sex couples also lend support to monogamous marriage.Stephen Macedo displays the groundlessness of arguments against same-sex marriage and defends marriage as a public institution against those who would eliminate its special status or supplant it with private arrangements. Arguing that monogamy reflects and cultivates our most basic democratic values, Macedo opposes the legal recognition of polygamy, but agrees with progressives that public policies should do more to support nontraditional caring and caregiving relationships. Throughout, Macedo explores the meaning of contemporary marriage and the reasons for its fragility and its enduring significance. His defense of reformed marriage against slippery slope alarmists on the right, and radical critics of marriage on the left, vindicates the justice and common sense of the emerging consensus.Casting new light on today's debates over the future of marriage, Just Married lays the groundwork for a stronger institution.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction. Why Marriage Matters
Part I. Why Same- Sex Marriage?
Chapter 1. Gay Rights and the Constitution of Reasons
Chapter 2. Traditional Marriage and Public Law
Chapter 3. Marriage, Gender Justice, and Children's Well- Being
PART II. WHY MARRIAGE?
Chapter 4. The Special Status of Marriage
Chapter 5. Marriage: Obligations, Benefits, and Access
Chapter 6. Reform Proposals and Alternatives to Marriage
PART III. WHY TWO? MONOGAMY, POLYGAMY, AND DEMOCRACY
Chapter 7. The Challenge of Polygamy
Chapter 8. Polygamy, Monogamy, and Marriage Justice
Chapter 9. Polygamy Unbound? The Kody Brown Family and the Future of Plural Marriage
Conclusion: Happily Ever After
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Mai 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400865857
OCLC:
984687749
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400865857 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.