Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution / Edition 2

Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution / Edition 2

by Evan Gerstmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052170913X

ISBN-13: 9780521709132

Pub. Date: 12/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521709132
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Reason and prejudice: is the heterosexual monopoly on marriage rational?; 3. Looking for stricter scrutiny: sexism, heterosexism, and class-based equal protection; 4. The fundamental right to marry; 5. Same-sex marriage and the fundamental right to marry; 6. Should courts create new rights? 7. Identifying fundamental rights; 8. Democracy, neutrality, and the consistency of principle; 9. Principles and practicalities.

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