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Debating Same-Sex Marriage
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Debating Same-Sex Marriage

John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher


As the uproar over the recent New York State law demonstrates, same-sex marriage is a perennial hot-button issue, certain to impact the 2012 election. This book provides a useful roadmap to both sides of this contentious matter. Taking a “point/counterpoint” approach, the authors consider key questions about the institution itself: What is marriage for? Is marriage meant to be a gendered institution? Why is the state in the business of sanctioning marriage? Where do the needs of children fit in? Will legalization of same-sex marriage lead to legalization of polygamy? Taking one view, the book ... More

Keywords: same-sex marriage, polygamy, procreation, sex, family, bigotry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199756322
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199756322.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Corvino, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wayne State University

Maggie Gallagher, author
co-founder, National Organization for Marriage.

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1 Introduction

John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher

4 Reply to Gallagher

John Corvino

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Maggie Gallagher