Just Marriage: A New Democracy Forum/Boston Review Book by Mary Lyndon ShanleyJust Marriage: A New Democracy Forum/Boston Review Book by Mary Lyndon Shanley

Just Marriage: A New Democracy Forum/Boston Review Book

byMary Lyndon ShanleyEditorJoshua Cohen, Deborah Chasman

Paperback | September 22, 2004

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From the ground breaking legal decisions on gay marriage to the promotion of marriage for low-income families, the "sacred institution" of marriage has turned into a public battleground. Who should be allowed to marry and is marriage a public or private act? Should marriage be abandonedcompletely? Or should marriage be redefined as a civil institution that promotes sexual and racial equality? As the fierce national debate over same-sex marriage and civil unions continues, Mary Lyndon Shanley argues that while the state should continue to play a role in regulating personal relations, the law must be fundamentally reformed if marriage is to become a more just institution. Fourteenprominent writers and thinkers respond, including Nancy F. Cott, William N. Eskridge, Jr., Amitai Etzioni, Martha Albertson Fineman, and Cass R. Sunstein.
Mary Lyndon Shanley is the Margaret Stiles Halleck Professor of Political Science at Vassar College. Her most recent book is Making Babies, Making Families.
Title:Just Marriage: A New Democracy Forum/Boston Review BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.39 inPublished:September 22, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019517626X

ISBN - 13:9780195176261

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Table of Contents

Part IMary Lyndon Shanley: Just Marriage: On the Public Importance of Private UnionsPart IINancy F. Cott: The Public StakeJoan C. Tronto: Marriage: Love or Care?Cass R. Sunstein: Of Federalism and CasteMartha Albertson Fineman: Why Marriage?David B. Cruz: Mystification, Neutrality, and Same-Sex Couples in MarriageWilliam N. Eskridge Jr.: The Relational Case for Same-Sex MarriageAmitai Etzioni: A Communitarian Position for Civil UnionsMilton C. Reagan Jr.: Between Justice and CommitmentElizabeth F. Emens: Just Monogamy?Drucilla Cornell: The Public Supports of LoveWendy Brown: After MarriageBrenda Cossman: Beyond MarriageTamara Metz: Why We Should Disestablish MarriagePart IIIMary Lyndon Shanley: Afterword

Editorial Reviews

"Shanley's argument strives for equity and the full grantof citizenship for gay and lesbian people seeking to enter a civil marriage commitment while doing justice to the qualms that many different kinds of people have about marriage. Whatever one thinks of its merits, the debate it sparkspresents a fresh and supportive alternative to the public conversation on same-sex marriage."-Urvashi Vaid, former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force