Gay Marriage and Democracy: Equality for All (Polemics)

Gay Marriage and Democracy: Equality for All (Polemics)

By: Claire R. Snyder (author)Paperback

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Description

In this provocative new work, R. Claire Snyder argues that the fundamental principles of American democracy not only allow but require the legalization of same-sex marriage. In addition to explaining the theoretical issues at stake, the book provides a short history of marriage, disentangling its interpersonal, communal, religious and civil components.

About Author

R. Claire Snyder is Associate Professor of Government and Politics in Political Theory in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University.

Contents

Chapter 1 What Does Same-Sex Marriage Have To Do With Democracy? Chapter 2 What Is Marriage? Chapter 3 The Logic of Liberalism: American Political Theory and the Case for Gay Marriage Chapter 4 A False Consensus: Christian Right Politics and the Attack on Same-Sex Marriage Chapter 5 Neo-Patriarchy and the Agenda of the Anti-Gay Right Part 6 Are Lesbian and Gay Americans Actually Citizens? The Homophobic Myopia of Communitarianism Part 7 Marriage, Equality, and Sexual Freedom Part 8 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742527874
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780742527874
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 0742527875

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