Intimate Affiliation and Democracy: Beyond Marriage?
Linda C. McClain
Boston University - School of Law
Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 379, 2003
This article takes up the question: Should family law and policy move beyond marriage? It assesses a spectrum of answers to that question. Rejecting proposals, on the one hand, to shore up traditional marriage, and, on the other, to abolish marriage, it argues that family law and policy should not move wholly beyond marriage, but should support marriage in a way that better fosters greater equality within and among families. The article is part of a symposium on "Marriage, Families, and Democracy," published in 32 Hofstra Law Review 23-421 (2003).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 44
Keywords: marriage, equality, family, democracy, same-sex marriage, intimate affiliation
Date posted: September 8, 2004