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Same-sex marriage, pro and con : a reader

Author: Andrew Sullivan
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From Plato to Camille Paglia, a collection of opinions, pro and con, on one of the most explosive issues of our time." "Were homosexual unions sanctioned by societies before our own? What are the bases for the religious proscriptions against them? Does the Constitution implicitly grant homosexuals the right to marry? Will same-sex marriages make gays and lesbians more like straights or somehow undermine the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Sullivan
ISBN: 0679776370 9780679776376
OCLC Number: 36042321
Notes: "A Vintage original"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvi, 373 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: For the first time ever? : same-sex marriage in history --
In God's name? : the religious war continues --
Is it so ordered? : the path of the courts --
Why marry? : the debate on the Left --
How conservative a project? : the debate on the Right --
Can Hawaii be stopped? : the Defense of marriage act : the national debate begins --
Not in front of the children? : same-sex marriage and parenthood --
A slippery slope? : the polygamy and adultery debate --
Whose life is it anyway? : the real world of love and marriage --
After Hawaii, what? : the future of the legal and political battle.
Responsibility: [edited, and with an introduction by] Andrew Sullivan ; with research assistance by Joseph Landau.
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"From Plato to Camille Paglia, a collection of opinions, pro and con, on one of the most explosive issues of our time." "Were homosexual unions sanctioned by societies before our own? What are the bases for the religious proscriptions against them? Does the Constitution implicitly grant homosexuals the right to marry? Will same-sex marriages make gays and lesbians more like straights or somehow undermine the traditional family? How will they affect our notions of parenthood?" "In Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con, these questions are explored by clergy and jurists, historians and anthropologists, poets, conservative politicians, queer theorists, and many others. Andrew Sullivan gathers two thousand years of argument on same-sex partnerships into an anthology of historic inclusiveness and evenhandedness. Readers of every sexual and ideological persuasion will be consulting this definitive book for years to come."--Jacket.

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