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Same Sex Marriage And The Constitution

Author : Evan Gerstmann
ISBN : 0521009529
Genre : Law
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Same Sex Marriage and the Constitution argues that same-sex marriage is an important constitutional issue facing society.

Legally Wed

Author : Mark Philip Strasser
ISBN : 0801484294
Genre : Law
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"Strasser sets forth many strong legal and moral arguments for opposing the organized right-wing anti-gay anti-marriage campaign now raging state by state, a campaign designed to make this country a house divided in which targeted couples do not know whether they are married or not as they cross state borders. He blasts the election-year federal anti-marriage law that created a caste-system of marriage in America just to discriminate against lesbian and gay soon-to-be-weds. Any American uncomfortable with the idea of second-class citizens and second- class marriages will welcome the legal ammunition in this book."--Evan Wolfson, Director of the Marriage Project of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and co-counsel on Baehr v. Miike, the Hawaii marriage case "Strasser . . . analyzes the arguments against same-sex marriage one by one and concludes that none achieves legal credibility. He reviews the bars on marriage based on definition, procreation, custody, and protection of children and the debates centered on equal protection. Looking at the recently passed Defense of Marriage Act, he concludes that it may be unconstitutional. . . . This [book] is of great current relevance."--Library Journal In a new preface, Mark Strasser discusses recent developments in the legal battle over same-sex marriages in Hawaii. He anticipates the likely state- and nation-wide impact of the Hawaii Supreme Court's decision.

The Challenge Of Same Sex Marriage

Author : Mark Philip Strasser
ISBN : 0275966240
Genre : Law
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This text examines the constitutional dimensions of the same-sex marriage referenda in Hawaii and Alaska, and discusses the limited conditions under which the US constitution allows states to refuse recognition of same-sex marriages validly celebrated in a sister state.

On Same Sex Marriage Civil Unions And The Rule Of Law

Author : Mark Philip Strasser
ISBN : 0275977617
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The United States Constitution has already been interpreted to provide a variety of family-related protections which, if applied consistently, also protect same-sex couples and their children. Only by radically reformulating and severely undermining existing protections can courts and commentators justify the claim that the Federal Constitution does not offer a wealth of family protections, including the right to marry a same-sex partner. Discussing the constitutional implications of civil unions with a special focus on how they might be treated in the interstate context, Strasser explains how the courts and commentators have reworked and significantly weakened a variety of constitutional protections in their attempts to establish that same-sex couples are not afforded constitutional protections. He further suggests that the constitutional protections for religion support rather than undermine the constitutional protection of same-sex unions.

In Support Of Same Sex Marriage And Gay Rights In America

Author : Thomas J. Schuh
ISBN : 9781412043526
Genre : Social Science
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This is intended as a statement in support of Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Rights and a Non-Discrimination Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that includes non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The book covers the social, political, cultural, scientific, religious and legal aspects in a historical perspective. The book includes examples and references from the begining of the Christian era to the present time. Specifically measures tolerance and acceptance factors.

Same Sex Marriage

Author : David E. Newton
ISBN : 9781598847079
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers an analysis of the past and current status of same-sex marriage in the United States and other nations of the world, accompanied by a balanced review of the arguments in favor of and opposed to the practice. * Presents laws, executive orders, reports, and legal decisions regarding same-sex marriage * Contains a clear chronology of U.S. and international events related to same-sex marriage * Provides an extensive annotated bibliography of books, articles, and electronic sources * Includes bibliographic sketches of important individuals in the history of same-sex marriage * Offers profiles of the major organizations that are actively involved in the issue and represent various perspectives

Same Sex Marriage

Author : Patricia M. Stockland
ISBN : 9781617852619
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the controversial viewpoints regarding same-sex marriages.

After Obergefell

Author : Jim Reynolds
ISBN : 0692047867
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Since the author last tackled homosexuality and the church in his 2007 book, The Lepers Among Us, the cultural shift toward supports of LGBT issues has impacted on the church, particularly after the Supreme Court's historic ruling on same-sex marriage in June 2015. In this book, the author -- a pastor and an attorney -- clarifies the law, culture and public policy of the American constitutional democracy as well as the church's rights to follow her calling under existing laws. The author also discusses the challenges to the church's interpretation of Scripture regarding homosexuality and homosexual marriage, and calls the church to live under the authority of Scripture as she provides a safe place for gender strugglers to tell their stories and find guidance and grace.

Same Sex Marriage Pro And Con

Author : Andrew Sullivan
ISBN : 9780307490421
Genre : Social Science
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With same-sex marriage igniting a firestorm of controversy in the press and in the courts, in legislative chambers and in living rooms, Andrew Sullivan, a pioneering voice in the debate, has brought together two thousand years of argument in an anthology of historic inclusiveness and evenhandedness. Among the selections included here: - The 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in support of same-sex marriage - Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion and Justice Scalia’s dissent in the 2003 landmark Supreme Court decision striking down anti-sodomy laws - President George W. Bush’s call for a Federal Marriage Amendment - John Kerry’s Senate speech urging defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act - Harvard historian Nancy F. Cott's testimony before the Vermont House Judiciary Committee - Reverend Peter J. Gomes on the distinction between civil and religious marriage - Stanley Kurtz on the politics of gay marriage - Evan Wolfson on the popularity of the right to marry among lesbians and gay men - New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks’ conservative case for same-sex marriage - Excerpts from Genesis, Leviticus, and other essential biblical texts - Aristophanes’s classic theory of same-sex love, from Plato’s Symposium - Hannah Arendt on marriage as a fundamental right - Camille Paglia’s skepticism Representing the full range of perspectives and the most cogent and arresting arguments, Same-Sex Marriage is essential to a balanced understanding of the most pressing cultural question we face today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Same Sex Marriage

Author : Jeanne Nagle
ISBN : 9781435835825
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides information on same-sex marriage and different viewpoints on the issue.

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