Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of by Stephen Macedo

By Stephen Macedo

The establishment of marriage stands at a serious juncture. As homosexual marriage equality earnings recognition in legislation and public opinion, questions abound relating to marriage's destiny. Will same-sex marriage result in extra radical marriage reform? may still it? Antonin Scalia etc at the correct warn of a slippery slope from same-sex marriage towards polygamy, grownup incest, and the dissolution of marriage as we all know it. both, many teachers, activists, and intellectuals at the left contend that there's no position for monogamous marriage as a unique prestige outlined via legislation. Just Married demonstrates that each side are flawed: an identical rules of democratic justice that call for marriage equality for same-sex additionally lend help to monogamous marriage.

Stephen Macedo monitors the groundlessness of arguments opposed to same-sex marriage and defends marriage as a public establishment opposed to those that might get rid of its targeted prestige or supplant it with inner most preparations. Arguing that monogamy displays and cultivates our most simple democratic values, Macedo opposes the criminal attractiveness of polygamy, yet consents with progressives that public rules should still do extra to aid nontraditional worrying and caregiving relationships. all through, Macedo explores the that means of up to date marriage and the explanations for its fragility and its enduring importance. His safety of reformed marriage opposed to slippery slope alarmists at the correct, and radical critics of marriage at the left, vindicates the justice and customary experience of the rising consensus.

Casting new gentle on modern day debates over the way forward for marriage, Just Married lays the basis for an improved institution.

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