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Same-Sex Marriage and Children – A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law

Carlos A. Ball


This book brings together historical, social science, and legal considerations to examine the role that procreative and child welfare claims have played in policy and legal debates involving same-sex marriage. In doing so, the book addresses and refutes the claim that same-sex marriage bans are needed in order to promote responsible procreation and child welfare objectives. It places the current marriage debates in a broader historical context by exploring how the procreative and child welfare claims that are today used to try to deny same-sex couples the opportunity to marry are similar to ea ... More

Keywords: same-sex marriage, children, procreation, social science studies, gay marriage cases, lesbians and gay men

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199977871
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlos A. Ball, author
Rutgers University School of Law

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