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The Resource Gay marriage : why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America, Jonathan Rauch

Gay marriage : why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America, Jonathan Rauch

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Gay marriage : why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America
Title
Gay marriage
Title remainder
why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rauch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the wake of recent state, federal, and Canadian court decisions, the controversy over gay marriage has reached a critical point in American political life, as skittish politicians rush in to stem what they see as a threat to marriage. But, as Jonathan Rauch shows in this book, the politicians have the whole thing backward. Rauch explains why gay marriage is important - even crucial - to the health of marriage as an institution, grounding his argument in mainstream values. He outlines why marriage is vital to a well-functioning society, why marriage gains strength from being available to and encouraged for all citizens, why gay people will benefit from gay marriage, why straight people will benefit from gay marriage, and why the institution of marriage will benefit as well. He then proceeds to demolish the arguments so often put forward by conservatives who call themselves defenders of marriage, showing them to be nothing of the sort
  • Finally, he looks at how gay marriage would work in the real world, as it bumps up against the realities of religion, social acceptance, the law, children, and even divorce." "At a time when marriage is losing ground to cohabitation and is in danger of becoming just another lifestyle choice, Rauch reaffirms that marriage is the gold standard for committed, serious relationships. Love, sex, and marriage go together - not just sometimes but always, not just for some people but for everyone. Gay marriage, he shows, is a "win-win-win" for strengthening the bonds that tie us together and for remaining true to our national heritage of fairness and humaneness toward all."--BOOK JACKET
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1960-
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Rauch, Jonathan
Dewey number
306.84/8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Civil rights
  • Same-sex marriage
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Gay marriage : why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America, Jonathan Rauch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Introduction : the imagination gap -- 1. What is marriage for? -- 2. Accept no substitutes -- 3. How gays will benefit -- 4. How straights will benefit -- 5. How marriage will benefit -- 6. Married, without children -- 7. Anything goes -- 8. Men behaving badly -- 9. The debt to tradition -- 10. Getting it right -- 11. A golden anniversary
Control code
000027414297
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9780805078152
Label
Gay marriage : why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America, Jonathan Rauch
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Introduction : the imagination gap -- 1. What is marriage for? -- 2. Accept no substitutes -- 3. How gays will benefit -- 4. How straights will benefit -- 5. How marriage will benefit -- 6. Married, without children -- 7. Anything goes -- 8. Men behaving badly -- 9. The debt to tradition -- 10. Getting it right -- 11. A golden anniversary
Control code
000027414297
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9780805078152

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