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Title Marriage proposals : questioning a legal status / edited by Anita Bernstein
Published New York : New York University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 246 pages)
Contents The meaning of marriage / Martha Albertson Fineman -- Taking government out of the marriage business : families would benefit / Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller -- What place for marriage (e)quality in marriage promotion? / Linda C. McClain -- Anthropological perspectives on the abolition of marriage / Lawrence Rosen -- Marriage as a 'badge and incident' of democratic freedom / Peggy Cooper Davis -- The state of marriage and the state in marriage : what must be done / Mary Lyndon Shanley
Summary The essays in Marriage Proposals envision a variety of scenarios in which adults would continue to join themselves together seeking permanent companionship and sustenance, linking sexual intimacy to a long commitment, usually caring for each other, and building new families. What would disappear are the legal consequences associated with marriage. No joint income tax return; no immigration privileges like the "fiancée visa" or the right to bring in a husband or wife; no special statuses for prison visits or hospital decisions; no prerogative to remain silent in court by claiming "confidential
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Marriage law -- Philosophy.
Marriage law -- United States -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Bernstein, Anita.
LC no. 2005019500
ISBN 0814786472 (electronic bk.)
1429415088 (electronic bk.)
9780814786475 (electronic bk.)
9781429415088 (electronic bk.)