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Debating Same-sex Marriage

By John Corvino, 1969-

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 "point/counterpoint" 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 debate.

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Format: Book
Author: Corvino, John, 1969-
Summary: Polls and election results show Americans sharply divided on same-sex marriage, and the controversy is unlikely to subside anytime soon. This work provides a roadmap to the ongoing debate. Taking a "point/counterpoint" approach, the authors, one a philosopher and prominent gay advocate, and the other 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 debate.
Title: Debating same-sex marriage / John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher.
Publisher Date: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Subject: Same-sex marriage Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States Lesbian couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Isbn: 0199756317 9780199756315
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Call Number: 306.848 Cor
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Bib Id: 399618

Format: Book
Author: Corvino, John, 1969-
Summary: Polls and election results show Americans sharply divided on same-sex marriage, and the controversy is unlikely to subside anytime soon. This work provides a roadmap to the ongoing debate. Taking a "point/counterpoint" approach, the authors, one a philosopher and prominent gay advocate, and the other 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 debate.
Title: Debating same-sex marriage / John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher.
Publisher, Date: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Description: 281 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: Point/counterpoint
Series: Point/counterpoint series (Oxford, England)
Subjects: Same-sex marriage
Subjects: Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Subjects: Lesbian couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Other Author: Gallagher, Maggie
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-274) and index.
Contents: The case for same-sex marriage / John Corvino -- The case against same-sex marriage / Maggie Gallagher -- Reply to Gallagher / John Corvino -- Reply to Corvino / Maggie Gallagher.
LCCN: 2012000390
ISBN: 0199756317
ISBN: 9780199756315
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Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 306.848 Cor