On Marriage and Metaphysics
Robert E. Rodes Jr.
Notre Dame Law School
National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 693-702, Winter 2007
Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-03
This article argues that there is a significant metaphysical difference between men and women that is not reducible either to biology or to social constructs. In view of that difference, the author criticizes the Massachusetts decision giving constitutional status to same sex marriage, but also criticizes the more common argument against such marriage, because it relies too much on biology, too little on metaphysics.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 16, 2008
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