Debating Same-Sex Marriage - Point Counterpoint (Paperback)
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Debating Same-Sex Marriage - Point Counterpoint (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 05/07/2012
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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 Marriage provides 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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199756315
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 21 g
Dimensions: 210 x 175 x 20 mm


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this is a very useful book, especially in the way that it sets out the public reason arguments for and against same-sex marriage, and so lets readers evaluate which are more persuasive ... The book can and should be widely used in undergraduate courses in philosophy as well as other disciplines, and could be useful in law or public policy graduate programs, as well as appealing to the general educated public. * Matthew Lister, Criminal Law and Philosophy *
...a valuable introduction to the debate * Megan Pearson, London School of Economics Review of Books *
... a valuable addition to the debate. * Publishers Weekly *

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