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Debating Same-Sex Marriage

ISBN13:

9780199756315

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ISBN10:
0199756317
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2012
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Summary

As the uproar over the recent New York State law demonstrates, same-sex marriage is a perennial hot-button issue, certain to impact the 2012 election.Debating Same-Sex Marriageprovides a useful roadmap to both sides of this contentious matter. Taking a "point/counterpoint" approach, John Corvino (a philosopher and a prominent gay advocate) and Maggie Gallagher (a nationally syndicated columnist and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage) consider key questions about the institution itself: What is marriage for? Is marriage meant to be a gendered institution? Why is the state in the business of sanctioning marriage? Where do the needs of children fit in? Will legalization of same-sex marriage lead to legalization of polygamy? Corvino argues that society should support same-sex marriage because of its interest in supporting stable households for all its members, gay and straight alike. Gallagher argues that government recognition of same-sex unions as marriages will disconnect marriage from its key public mission furthering responsible procreation, while stigmatizing traditional views of sex, marriage and family as bigotry. Both agree that the issue deserves thoughtful, rigorous engagement.

Author Biography


John Corvino is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University.

Maggie Gallagher is co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. The Case for Same-Sex Marriage, John Corvino
3. The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage, Maggie Gallagher
4. Reply to Gallagher, John Corvino
5. Reply to Corvino, Maggie Gallagher
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index


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