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An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and Public Expressions of Civic Equality


Συγγραφέας: Gill Emily R.
Εκδότης: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589019201
Σειρά βιβλίου: Religion and Politics series
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 288
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage"

The relationship between religious belief and sexuality as personal attributes exhibits some provocative comparisons. Despite the nonestablishment of religion in the United States and the constitutional guarantee of free exercise, Christianity functions as the religious and moral standard in America. Ethical views that do not fit within this consensus often go unrecognized as moral values. Similarly, in the realm of sexual orientation, heterosexuality is seen as the yardstick by which sexual practices are measured. The notion that "alternative" sexual practices like homosexuality could possess ethical significance is often overlooked or ignored. In her new book, An "Argument for Same-Sex Marriage", political scientist Emily Gill draws an extended comparison between religious belief and sexuality, both central components of one's personal identity. Using the religion clause of the First Amendment as a foundation, Gill contends that, just as US law and policy ensure that citizens may express religious beliefs as they see fit, it should also ensure that citizens may marry as they see fit. Civil marriage, according to Gill, is a public institution, and the exclusion of some couples from a state institution is a public expression of civic inequality. An "Argument for Same-Sex Marriage" is a passionate and timely treatment of the various arguments for and against same-sex marriage and how those arguments reflect our collective sense of morality and civic equality. It will appeal to readers who have an interest in gay and lesbian studies, political theory, constitutional law, and the role of religion in the contemporary United States.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Gill Emily R.
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Religion and Politics series
ISBN: 9781589019201
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 21/08/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 288
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: Washington, DC
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 386 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: black & white illustrations
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012

Περιεχόμενα

Preface 1. Religion and Sexuality: Setting the Stage 2. The Impossibility of Neutrality 3. Same-Sex Marriage: Social Facts and Conflicting Views 4. Religious Establishment and the Endorsement Test 5. Free Exercise and the Right to Conscience 6. Establishment and Free Exercise: Who Should Be Outsiders? References

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