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The Evolution of the American Family


Courtney G. Joslin


University of California, Davis - School of Law

December 21, 2009

SUMMER-Human Rights, Vol. 36, p. 2, Summer 2009
UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 200

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This short piece examines the changing meaning of marriage and the family in the U.S. Among other developments, the piece chronicles: the changing role and legal status of women in marriage; race restrictions in marriage; the legal recognition of same-sex relationships; and the increasing numbers of nonmarital families. The article is the lead piece in the Summer 2009 issue of the ABA Human Rights magazine devoted to the New American Family

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: family, marriage, nonmarital, children, parent, coverture, marital rape, contraception, same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, sexuality, race, interracial marriage

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Date posted: December 22, 2009 ; Last revised: March 24, 2010

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Joslin, Courtney G., The Evolution of the American Family (December 21, 2009). SUMMER-Human Rights, Vol. 36, p. 2, Summer 2009; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 200. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1526839

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Davis, CA 95616
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