Rauch, Jonathan
May 1996
New Republic;5/6/96, Vol. 214 Issue 19, p18
Contends that same-sex marriage makes sense for several of the same reasons that straight marriage makes sense. Discussion on secular thoughts regarding marriage as a political and social institution; Role of love in how secular societies view marriage; Common definition of marriage as a voluntary arrangement between two people; Discussion on the ideas of economist F. A. Hayek who argued against same-sex marriage; Criticism on the reasons being advanced by conservatives against same-sex marriage; Benefits of publicly recognized same-sex marriage.


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