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Author Eskridge, William N., Jr., 1951-

Title Gay marriage : for better or for worse? : what we've learned from the evidence / William N. Eskridge, Jr., Darren R. Spedale.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.


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Physical description ix, 336 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-332) and index.
Contents Introduction : toward a brave new world -- 1. The evolving same-sex marriage debate in the United States -- 2. The same-sex marriage debate in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe -- 3. A new look for legal unions : sixteen years of Scandinavian partnerships and the changing conception of family -- 4. The benefits of same-sex marriage : lessons from Scandinavia -- 5. Modern Scandinavian families and the defense-of-marriage argument -- 6. Drawing lines : Scandinavian lessons for the American marriage debate -- Epilogue : I now pronounce you ... : an emerging menu of relationship options.
Summary "Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? is the first book to present empirical evidence about the effects of same-sex marriage, based on almost two decades' worth of data and experience from the Nordic countries. Darren R. Spedale and William N. Eskridge, Jr. look at how same-sex marriage (in the form of registered partnerships) came to be in Scandinavia; who is getting married and why they are tying the knot; the Church's reception to same-sex unions; and how same-sex marriage has affected the couples, their families, their children, and their greater communities, both nationally and internationally."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Spedale, Darren R.
Subject Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Scandinavia.
Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- Scandinavia.
Standard Number 9780195187519
ISBN 0195187512 (cloth)