Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law

56323cf516793.jpeg Author Nancy D. Polikoff
Isbn 0807044326
File size 3 Mb
Year 2008
Pages 273
Language English
File format PDF
Category Family and Friendship

Book Description:

"Polikoff mobilizes an impressive array of legal history and contemporary court cases to show how marriage, whether same-sex or heterosexual, has ceased to be the only place where people incur long-term obligations."—Stephanie Coontz, author of Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered MarriageBeyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage reframes the family-rights debate by arguing that marriage shouldn't bestow special legal privileges upon couples because people, both heterosexual and LGBT, live in a variety of relationships-including unmarried couples of any sexual orientation, single-parent households, extended biological family units, and myriad other familial configurations. Nancy D. Polikoff shows how the law can value all families, and why it must.


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