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Author Corvino, John, 1969-
Title Debating same-sex marriage [electronic resource] / John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher.
Published New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
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Description 1 online resource (281 p.)
Series Point/counterpoint
Point/counterpoint series (Oxford, England)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
Summary "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."--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Same-sex marriage.
Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Lesbian couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Related Names Gallagher, Maggie, 1960-
Related To Print version: Corvino, John, 1969- Debating same-sex marriage. New York : Oxford University Press, c2012 9780199756322 (DLC) 2012000390 (OCoLC)757485453
ISBN 9780199837885 (electronic bk.)
0199837880 (electronic bk.)
9780199942688 (electronic bk.)
0199942684 (electronic bk.)
9780199756322 (alk. paper)
0199756325 (alk. paper)
9780199756315 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199756317 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 794226642