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The Evolution of the American Family

36 SUMMER-Human Rights 2 (Summer 2009)

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 200

6 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2009 Last revised: 28 May 2017

Courtney G. Joslin

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Date Written: December 21, 2009

Abstract

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

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

Suggested Citation

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

Courtney G. Joslin (Contact Author)

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