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The Principles and Canada's 'Beyond Conjugality' Report: The Move Toward Abolition of State Marriage Laws


Jane Adolphe


Ave Maria School of Law

September 1, 2012

Reconceiving the Family: Critique on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution, Cambridge University Press, September 2012

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This Chapter evaluates two law reform initiatives in North America: the PRINCIPLES and the 2001 Canadian Law Commission's report entitled "Beyond Conjugality: Recognizing and Supporting Close Personal Relationships" ("Beyond Conjugality"). The PRINCIPLES move "away from the idea that there can be public standards guiding marriage and par­enthood. Instead it says that the central purpose of family law should be to protect and promote family diversity." In particular, the PRINCIPLES introduce rules pertaining to pre-marital agreements and domestic partnerships that undermine the very essence of marriage and present it as one of many equally valid family forms.

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Date posted: December 2, 2012  

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Adolphe, Jane, The Principles and Canada's 'Beyond Conjugality' Report: The Move Toward Abolition of State Marriage Laws (September 1, 2012). Reconceiving the Family: Critique on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution, Cambridge University Press, September 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2181539

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Naples, FL 34119
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