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The Resource Just married : same-sex couples, monogamy & the future of marriage, Stephen Macedo

Just married : same-sex couples, monogamy & the future of marriage, Stephen Macedo

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Just married : same-sex couples, monogamy & the future of marriage
Title
Just married
Title remainder
same-sex couples, monogamy & the future of marriage
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Macedo
Title variation
Just married
Title variation remainder
same sex couples, monogamy and the future of marriage
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
306.84/8
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1033
LC item number
.M33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Just married : same-sex couples, monogamy & the future of marriage, Stephen Macedo
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-291) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gay Rights and the Constitution of Reasons -- Traditional Marriage and Public Law -- Marriage, Gender Justice, and Children's Well-Being -- The Special Status of Marriage -- Marriage : Obligations, Benefits, and Access -- Reform Proposals and Alternatives to Marriage -- The Challenge of Polygamy -- Polygamy, Monogamy, and Marriage Justice -- Polygamy Unbound? : The Kody Brown Family and the Future of Plural Marriage -- Conclusion : Happily Ever After
Control code
ocn894625422
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780691166483
Lccn
2015937044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625422
Label
Just married : same-sex couples, monogamy & the future of marriage, Stephen Macedo
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gay Rights and the Constitution of Reasons -- Traditional Marriage and Public Law -- Marriage, Gender Justice, and Children's Well-Being -- The Special Status of Marriage -- Marriage : Obligations, Benefits, and Access -- Reform Proposals and Alternatives to Marriage -- The Challenge of Polygamy -- Polygamy, Monogamy, and Marriage Justice -- Polygamy Unbound? : The Kody Brown Family and the Future of Plural Marriage -- Conclusion : Happily Ever After
Control code
ocn894625422
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780691166483
Lccn
2015937044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625422

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