Journals Higher Education

$26.95

Paperback

10 July 2007

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195326970


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Gay Marriage: for Better or for Worse?

What We've Learned from the Evidence

William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Darren R. Spedale

Drawing from 17 years of data and experience with same-sex marriage in Scandinavia (in the form of registered partnerships), Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? is the first book to present empirical evidence about the effects of same-sex marriage on society. Spedale and Eskridge find that the evidence refutes conservative defense-of-marriage arguments and, in fact, demonstrates that the institution of marriage may indeed benefit from the legalization of gay marriage. If we look at the proof from abroad, the authors show, we must conclude that the sanctioning of gay marriage in the United States would neither undermine marriage as an institution, nor harm the wellbeing of our nation's children.

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