Just Marriage

Just Marriage

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 127 pages
  • 137.2 x 203.2 x 10.2mm | 90.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 019517626X
  • 9780195176261

Review quote

"It is difficult for disagreements about the public meaning of marriage to be reasonable today. Mary Shanley sets the tone with strong views reasonably stated, and her interlocutors follow her example. This is an articulate and timely conversation!"-Iris Marion Young, author of Inclusion and Democracyshow more

About Mary Lyndon Shanley

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

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