Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con

Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con

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With same-sex marriage igniting a firestorm of controversy in the press and in the courts, in legislative chambers and in living rooms, Andrew Sullivan, a pioneering voice in the debate, has brought together two thousand years of argument in an anthology of historic inclusiveness and evenhandedness. Among the selections included here: - The 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in support of same-sex marriage - Justice Kennedya€™s majority opinion and Justice Scaliaa€™s dissent in the 2003 landmark Supreme Court decision striking down anti-sodomy laws - President George W. Busha€™s call for a Federal Marriage Amendment - John Kerrya€™s Senate speech urging defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act - Harvard historian Nancy F. Cott's testimony before the Vermont House Judiciary Committee - Reverend Peter J. Gomes on the distinction between civil and religious marriage - Stanley Kurtz on the politics of gay marriage - Evan Wolfson on the popularity of the right to marry among lesbians and gay men - New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooksa€™ conservative case for same-sex marriage - Excerpts from Genesis, Leviticus, and other essential biblical texts - Aristophanesa€™s classic theory of same-sex love, from Platoa€™s Symposium - Hannah Arendt on marriage as a fundamental right - Camille Pagliaa€™s skepticism Representing the full range of perspectives and the most cogent and arresting arguments, Same-Sex Marriage is essential to a balanced understanding of the most pressing cultural question we face today. From the Trade Paperback edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Title:Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con
Author:Andrew Sullivan
Publisher:Vintage - 2009-06-10


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