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The Resource Legally straight : sexuality, childhood, and the cultural value of marriage, Joe Rollins

Legally straight : sexuality, childhood, and the cultural value of marriage, Joe Rollins

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Legally straight : sexuality, childhood, and the cultural value of marriage
Title
Legally straight
Title remainder
sexuality, childhood, and the cultural value of marriage
Statement of responsibility
Joe Rollins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Legally straight offers a critical reading of the legal debates over lesbian and gay marriage in the United States. The book draws on key judicial opinions to trace how our understanding of heterosexuality and marriage has changed. Upon closer inspection, it seemed that the cultural value of marriage was becoming tarnished and the trouble appeared to center on one very specific issue: reproduction. As opponents of lesbian and gay marriage emphasized the link between marriage and accidental pregnancy, the evidence mounted, the arguments proliferated, and resistance began to turn against itself. Heterosexuality, it seemed for a moment, was little more than a set of palliative prescriptions for the worst of human behavior, and children became the victims. It thus became the province of the courts to reinforce the cultural value of marriage by resisting what came to be known as the 'procreation argument,' the assertion that marriage exists primarily to regulate the unruly aspects of heterosexual reproduction. Cultural conceptions of children and childhood were being put at risk as gays and lesbians were denied marriage, so that writing lesbian and gay families into the marriage law became the better option"--Book jacket
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Additional physical form
"Also available as an ebook."
Cataloging source
YLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rollins, Joe
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Sex and law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Marriage
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Sex
  • Children and sex
  • Children and sex
  • Marriage
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Sex and law
  • Sex
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • United States
Label
Legally straight : sexuality, childhood, and the cultural value of marriage, Joe Rollins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : marital business -- The end of heterosexuality? -- Old as the Book of Genesis -- Children by the carload -- The nearest hippie -- A union unlike any other -- Conclusion : marital jeremiad
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 193 pages
Isbn
9780814775981
Lccn
2017007944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)974929130
Label
Legally straight : sexuality, childhood, and the cultural value of marriage, Joe Rollins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : marital business -- The end of heterosexuality? -- Old as the Book of Genesis -- Children by the carload -- The nearest hippie -- A union unlike any other -- Conclusion : marital jeremiad
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 193 pages
Isbn
9780814775981
Lccn
2017007944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)974929130

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