Gay Marriage And Democracy / Edition 1

Gay Marriage And Democracy / Edition 1

by R. Claire Snyder
     
 

In this provocative new work, R. Claire Snyder argues that the fundamental principles of American democracy not only allow but require the legalization of same-sex marriage. In addition to explaining the theoretical issues at stake, the book provides a short history of marriage, disentangling its interpersonal, communal, religious and civil components.See more details below

Overview

In this provocative new work, R. Claire Snyder argues that the fundamental principles of American democracy not only allow but require the legalization of same-sex marriage. In addition to explaining the theoretical issues at stake, the book provides a short history of marriage, disentangling its interpersonal, communal, religious and civil components.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742527874
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Polemics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
0.43(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Does Same-Sex Marriage Have To Do With Democracy? Chapter 2 What Is Marriage? Chapter 3 The Logic of Liberalism: American Political Theory and the Case for Gay Marriage Chapter 4 A False Consensus: Christian Right Politics and the Attack on Same-Sex Marriage Chapter 5 Neo-Patriarchy and the Agenda of the Anti-Gay Right Part 6 Are Lesbian and Gay Americans Actually Citizens? The Homophobic Myopia of Communitarianism Part 7 Marriage, Equality, and Sexual Freedom Part 8 Index

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