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Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con: A Reader

Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con: A Reader by Andrew Sullivan 1400078660 9781400078660
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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 Kennedys majority opinion and Justice Scalias dissent in the 2003 landmark Supreme Court decision striking down anti-sodomy laws - President George W. Bushs call for a Federal Marriage Amendment - John Kerrys Senate speech urging defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act - Harvard historian Nancy F. Cotts 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 - Aristophaness classic theory of same-sex love, from Platos Symposium - Hannah Arendt on marriage as a fundamental right - Camille Paglias 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.

Author: Andrew Sullivan

Language: English

Edition: Rev Upd

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 416

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2004-05-11

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