Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 July 2016

202 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190628598

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Same-Sex Marriage and Children

A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law

Carlos A. Ball

  • Paperback version features a new Epilogue by the author
  • Brings together historical, social science, and legal considerations to address and refute claims that same-sex marriage bans promote responsible procreation and children's welfare
  • Explains how child welfare claims used to deny marriage to same-sex couples are similar to earlier arguments used to defend interracial marriage bans and laws prohibiting disabled individuals from marrying
  • Provides the first comprehensive examination of the intersection of social science and the law in matters related to same-sex marriage and child welfare
  • Makes social science literature on how family composition impacts children accessible to general readers
  • Departs from the traditional approach to discussing same-sex marriage and children by offering new insights, arguments, and rationales