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Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution by Evan Gerstmann - Paperback - 2004 - from Dalley Book Service and Biblio.com

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution

by Evan Gerstmann

Condition: Very Good


Cambridge University Press, 2004. Soft cover. Very Good. Text has no markings. Pages tight and intact. Cover shows minor shelf wear. Edition/printing not stated. Very nice copy!


Following the widely reviewed success of the first edition, the updated and expanded second edition of Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution argues that there is a long-standing constitutional protection of the right to marry that applies to same-sex couples. Balancing strong advocacy of this position with respectful engagement with those who oppose same-sex marriage, Evan Gerstmann concludes not only that the Constitution protects same-sex marriage but that it is the proper role of the courts to enforce this right. The book also takes on many of the same-sex marriage myths: that it will lead down that 'slippery slope' to such things as polygamy, that same-sex marriage has been a political albatross for liberals and progressives, and that courts are 'usurping' the democratic process. Without overheated rhetoric or legal jargon, Gerstmann makes the case for same-sex marriage as a constitutional guarantee.



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