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Published: 15 March 2012

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199774142

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Minimizing Marriage

Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Elizabeth Brake

Studies in Feminist Philosophy

  • Brake argues to extend marriage rights beyond 'amatonormative' couples (i.e. monogamous sexual dyads), arguing that amatonormative discrimination against other caring relationships (such as friendships) is unjust.
  • This differs from arguments against 'singlism', in that while some anti-singlist arguments focus on the rights of single people, this focuses on the rights of non-amorous caring relationships.
  • Explores whether the author's proposed marriage reform should be called marriage (compare resistance to calling same-sex marriage marriage, but Brake here extends the definition even further).

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