Gay Marriage: for Better or for Worse? What We've Learned from the Evidence

ISBN-10: 0195326970
ISBN-13: 9780195326970
Authors: William N. Eskridge, Darren R. Spedale, William N. Eskridge
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Opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States claim that allowing gays and lesbians to marry would undermine the institution of marriage, weaken family structures, and cause harm to children. Drawing from 17 years of data and experience with same-sex marriage in Scandinavia (in the form of registered partnerships), Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? is the first book to present empirical evidence about the effects of same-sex marriage on society. Spedale and Eskridge find that the evidence refutes conservative defense-of-marriage arguments and, in fact, demonstrates that the institution of marriage may indeed benefit from the legalization of gay marriage. If we look at the proof…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 352 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 1.144 lbs. Language: English