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Defending Marriage

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The positive arguments for same‐sex marriage are discussed. The first argument links marriage rights to a normative ideal of long‐term, monogamous, sexually faithful intimacy, and defends marriage ... More


Registered Partnerships in the Nordic Countries

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The five Nordic countries—Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland—have registered partnership acts in place. This chapter provides an overview of the history and the reform processes that led ... More


The Case for Same-Sex Marriage

John Corvino

in Debating Same-Sex Marriage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199756322
eISBN:
9780190267568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199756322.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes a case for same-sex marriage. It considers several versions of the “Definitional Argument” against same-sex marriage, which claims that regardless of what these unions are called, ... More


“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State

Sabina Donati (ed.)

in A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784511
eISBN:
9780804787338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State


Woman-to-Woman, Polyandrous, and Child Marriage: Expressions and Contestations of Marriage Rights in Colonial and Independent Nigeria

Nwando Achebe

in Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199856749
eISBN:
9780190497613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856749.003.0010
Subject:
History, Family History, World Modern History

This chapter explores a multiplicity of marriages that found expression and acceptance in precolonial Nigeria, such as woman-to-woman marriage, polyandry, and deity-to-human marriages, but which ... More


When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

M. V. Lee Badgett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791141
eISBN:
9780814739020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791141.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The summer of 2008 was the summer of love and commitment for gays and lesbians in the United States. Thousands of same-sex couples stood in line for wedding licenses all over California in the first ... More


In and Out of Time

Amy L. Brandzel

in Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040030
eISBN:
9780252098239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040030.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter uses the Supreme Court decisions that were announced in June of 2013 to showcase the anti-intersectionalities of citizenship and the ways in which anti-intersectionality functions ... More


Slaves, Servants, and Savages: Slavery in Catholic Countries

Ulrich L. Lehner

in The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190232917
eISBN:
9780190232948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232917.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the Catholic stance on slavery in the eighteenth century. While the Catholic Church still by and large subscribed to the idea that slavery was justified in some situations, its ... More


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