Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con: A Reader - Andrew Sullivan (1997)
ISBN 0679776370
Genre LGBT Rights, Marriage, Family
Subject Gay couples - Legal status, laws, etc; Homosexuality - Religious aspects; Same-sex marriage
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date 3/25/1997
Format Paperback (207 x 133 mm)
Language eng
From Plato to Camille Paglia, a collection of opinions, pro and con, on one of the most explosive issues of our time. Were homosexual unions sanctioned by societies before our own? What are the bases for the religious proscriptions against them? Does the Constitution implicitly grant homosexuals the right to marry? Will same-sex marriages make gays and lesbians more like heterosexuals or somehow undermine the traditional family? How will they affect our notions of parenthood?

In Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con these questions are explored by clergy and jurists, historians and anthropologists, poets, conservative politicians, queer theorists, and many others. Andrew Sullivan gathers two thousand years of argument on same-sex partnerships into an anthology of historic inclusiveness and evenhandedness. Readers of every sexual and ideological persuasion will be consulting this definitive book for years to come. Includes writings from or by: Genesis, Montaigne, Ann Landers, Antonin Scalia, Plato, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Katha Pollitt, James Q. Wilson, Hannah Arendt, William Bennett, Senate Debate on Defense of Marriage Act, Jonathan Rauch, Rabbi Yoel H. Kahn, Amy E. Schwartz, William Safire, Barney Frank, and Charles Krauthammer.
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LoC Classification HQ76.25.S26 1997
Dewey 306.84/8
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $14.00
No. of Pages 400
"A Vintage original"--T.p. verso.