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Beyond straight and gay marriage : valuing all families under the law

Author: Nancy D Polikoff
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the fight for marriage equality furnishes an effective argument for why married couples, whether they are gay or straight, should not receive special rights under American law that are denied to other families.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy D Polikoff
ISBN: 9780807044322 0807044326 9780807044339 0807044334
OCLC Number: 137222806
Description: ix, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The changing meaning of marriage --
Gay rights and the conservative backlash --
Redefining family --
The right and the marriage movement --
LGBT families and the marriage equality movement --
Countries where marriage matters less --
Valuing all families --
Domestic partner benefits for all families --
Coping with illness : medical care and family and medical leave --
When a relationship ends through dissolution or death : distributing assets and providing for children --
Losing an economic provider : wrongful death, workers compensation, and social security.
Responsibility: Nancy D. Polikoff.
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A study of the fight for marriage equality furnishes an effective argument for why married couples, whether they are gay or straight, should not receive special rights under American law that are denied to other families.

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