Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution

ISBN-10: 052170913X

ISBN-13: 9780521709132

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Evan Gerstmann
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Description: The revised and expanded second edition of Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution makes the case that the Constitution has long protected the right to marry, and that this protection includes the right to marry a person of the same gender. No other book makes this argument. This book addresses other issues, such as why same-sex marriage is completely different, both practically and constitutionally, from polygamy and incest, and it debunks the myth that pro-same-sex marriage decisions have created a backlash against either gays and lesbians or the Democratic Party.

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
The Challenge of Same-Sex Marriage
Introduction
Reason and Prejudice: Is the Heterosexual Monopoloy on Marriage Rational?
Looking for Stricter Scrutiny: Sexism, Heterosexism, and Class-Based Equal Protection
Marriage as a Fundamental Constitutional Right
The Fundamental Right to Marry
Same-Sex Marriage and the Fundamental Right to Marry
Rights and Equality
Should Courts Create New Rights?
Identifying Fundamental Rights
Rights in a Democratic Society
Democracy, Neutrality, and Consistency of Principle
Principles and Practicalities
Bibliography
Index
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