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Author Eskridge, William N., Jr., 1951-

Title Gay marriage : for better or for worse? : what we've learned from the evidence / William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Darren R. Spedale.

Publication Info. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  346.0168 E75G    Check Shelf
Description ix, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : toward a brave new world -- 1. The evolving same-sex marriage debate in the United States -- 2. The same-sex marriage debate in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe -- 3. A new look for legal unions : sixteen years of Scandinavian partnerships and the changing conception of family -- 4. The benefits of same-sex marriage : lessons from Scandinavia -- 5. Modern Scandinavian families and the defense-of-marriage argument -- 6. Drawing lines : Scandinavian lessons for the American marriage debate -- Epilogue : I now pronounce you ... : an emerging menu of relationship options -- Appendices -- Notes -- Index.
Subject Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Scandinavia.
Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- Scandinavia.
Added Author Spedale, Darren R.
ISBN 9780195187519 cloth
0195187512 cloth
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