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Marriage, sexuality, and gender

Author: Robin West
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2007.
Series: Initiations (Boulder, Colo.)
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Examines contemporary debates about the meaning and value of marriage.

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West, Robin, 1954-
Marriage, sexuality, and gender.
Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2007
(DLC) 2007015266
(OCoLC)123539311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin West
ISBN: 9781612054094 1612054099
OCLC Number: 655243682
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 289 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
1. A look in the rearview mirror --
Patriarchal marriage of 1850 and traditional marriage of 1950 : a contrast --
Patriarchal and traditional marriage : continuities --
Traditional marriage and contractual marriage : a contrast --
From contract to politics --
2. In defense of marriage ("when I'm sixty-four") --
The neonatural law defense of traditional marriage --
Non-neonatural law arguments defending traditional marriage --
The utilitarian defense of civil marriage --
Communitarian defenses of marriage : marriage as commitment --
3. Marriage and its critics ("let's call the whole thing off") --
The dubious constitutionality of civil marriage --
Should we call the whole thing off? : utilitarian arguments against marriage --
Some reservations ... perhaps we shouldn't call the whole thing off --
4. Just marriage ("we can work it out") --
Same-sex marriage --
Formal equality --
Communitarian values --
Social utilitarian arguments --
Social conservative arguments against gay marriage --
Progressive arguments against same-sex marriage --
The egalitarian marriage movement --
Critics of just marriage --
Conclusion : a modest proposal --
Defending marriage --
Ending marriage --
The justice of civil union law --
Civil union and marriage equality : some contrasts --
On civic modesty.
Series Title: Initiations (Boulder, Colo.)
Responsibility: Robin West.
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"West argues that same-sex marriage proponents should not rule morality out, as the courts have done, but take morality on. She convincingly articulates an affirmative moral case that the 'good' of Read more...

 
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