What Is Marriage For?: The Strange Social History of Our Most Intimate Institution

What Is Marriage For?: The Strange Social History of Our Most Intimate Institution

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Author/Contributor(s): Graff, E.J.
Publisher: Beacon Press
Date: 03/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
In the wake of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's historic Goodridge decision, a reissue of the bible of the same-sex marriage movement

Will same-sex couples destroy "traditional" marriage, soon to be followed by the collapse of all civilization? That charge has been leveled throughout history whenever the marriage rules change. But marriage, as E. J. Graff shows in this lively, fascinating tour through the history of marriage in the West, has always been a social battleground, its rules constantly shifting to fit each era and economy. The marriage debates have been especially tumultuous for the past hundred and fifty years-in ways that lead directly to today's debate over whether marriage could mean not just Boy + Girl = Babies, but also Girl + Girl = Love.