Debating Same-Sex Marriage

Debating Same-Sex Marriage

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Polls and election results show Americans sharply divided on same-sex marriage, and the controversy is unlikely to subside anytime soon. Debating Same-Sex Marriage provides an indispensable roadmap to the ongoing debate. Taking a qpoint/counterpointq approach, John Corvino (a philosopher and prominent gay advocate) and Maggie Gallagher (a nationally syndicated columnist and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage) explore fundamental questions: What is marriage for? Is sexual difference essential to it? Why does the government sanction it? What are the implications of same-sex marriage for children's welfare, for religious freedom, and for our understanding of marriage itself? While the authors disagree on many points, they share the following conviction: Because marriage is a vital public institution, this issue deserves a comprehensive, rigorous, thoughtful, toward showing why resistance to same-sex marriage persists even in the face of a manifest desire to express ... of our moral and intellectual assumptions, even if we continue to passionately disagree, my essay will achieve its core goal.

Title:Debating Same-Sex Marriage
Author:John Corvino, Maggie Gallagher
Publisher:OUP USA - 2012-06-01


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