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Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Elizabeth Brake

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Even in secular contexts, marriage retains sacramental connotations. Yet what is its moral significance? This book examines its morally salient features – promise, commitment, care, and contract – ... More


Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Stephen Macedo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage's future. Will same-sex marriage ... More


Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

David Clark

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This book argues for the importance of synoptically examining the whole range of same‐sex relations in the Anglo‐Saxon period, revisiting well‐known texts and issues (as well as material often ... More


Same-Sex Relationships

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter describes what might be the last battleground over “traditional” marriage—same-sex marriage, and the social and legal revolution that brought us from an era in which it was never ... More


Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159898
eISBN:
9781400852116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159898.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Tracing the intersection of religion, race, and power in Texas from Reconstruction through the rise of the Religious Right and the failed presidential bid of Governor Rick Perry, this book ... More


Marriage: Obligations, Benefits, and Access

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the many “legal incidents” of marriage: the specific benefits, responsibilities, obligations, and protections that are associated with marriage by law. While critics focus on ... More


Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Wenqing Kang

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This is a serious study on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological ... More


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


Same Sex Relationships: From 'Odious Crime' to 'Gay Marriage'

Stephen Cretney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297733
eISBN:
9780191711275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297733.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Family Law

Until 1967 homosexual men were being sent to prison for having a relationship. Since 2005, same sex couples have been able to get married — although the law describes the relationship as a ‘civil ... More


Claiming Rights and Performing Citizenship

Karen Zivi

in Making Rights Claims: A Practice of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199826414
eISBN:
9780199919437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826414.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter explores the performativity of the claims in the context of the debate over same-sex marriage. It analyzes rights claims made by both proponents and opponents of same-sex marriage rights ... More


Why Marriage Matters

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book offers arguments in defense of same-sex marriage, marriage (as a distinctive relationship defined by law), and monogamy. It considers the acrimonious debate over same-sex marriage and two ... More


Gay Rights and the Constitution of Reasons

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the main arguments raised by conservatives against same-sex marriage and gay rights more generally. Defenders of same-sex marriage acknowledge the fact that marriage is in many ... More


Traditional Marriage and Public Law

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the philosophical argument, grounded in natural law, for regarding marriage as necessarily the union of one man and one woman. It first considers whether marriage is by nature ... More


Marriage, Gender Justice, and Children’s Well-Being

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines conservative arguments from the gendered nature of marriage as a relation of husband and wife, and others based on children's interests. It first considers the conservatives' ... More


The Special Status of Marriage

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the symbolic dimension of marriage, noting that the symbolism of marriage has been most central to the very public political debates over same-sex marriage. It first examines ... More


The Challenge of Polygamy

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the different forms of plural marriage and provides some historical background and context, focusing on the long-running conflict around polygamy in the Mormon Church in North ... More


Polygamy, Monogamy, and Marriage Justice

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines a variety of principled factors that help to distinguish plural marriage from same-sex marriage as a matter of both justice and constitutional principle. It also reviews the ... More


Happily Ever After

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This concluding chapter summarizes some of the main points of the book's argument regarding same-sex marriage, marriage, and monogamy. It first considers how same-sex marriage might change marriage ... More


Marriage and Other Social Issues

Erin A. O'Hara and Larry E. Ribstein

in The Law Market

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195312898
eISBN:
9780199871025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312898.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the market for law relating to marriage and other family relationships. Marriage can be viewed as a kind of “standard form contract,” much like a corporation, where the parties ... More


 Morality Politics

David Domke and Kevin Coe

in The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326413
eISBN:
9780199870431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326413.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the fourth and final religious signal: engaging in morality politics. Morality politics is an approach that elevates political issues into symbolic, moral battles. The ... More


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