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After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships by Elizabeth Brake

By Elizabeth Brake

This selection of essays by way of liberal and feminist philosophers addresses the query of no matter if marriage reform should cease with same-sex marriage. a few philosophers have lately argued that marriage is intolerant and may be abolished or noticeably reformed to incorporate teams and non-romantic friendships. In reaction, Simon may possibly argues that marriage legislations could be justified with out an intolerant entice an excellent courting sort, and Ralph Wedgwood argues that the liberal values which justify same-sex marriage don't justify extra extension. different authors argue for brand new criminal varieties for intimate relationships. Marriage abolitionist Clare Chambers argues that piecemeal directives instead of dating contracts should still change marriage, and Samantha Brennan and invoice Cameron argue for isolating marriage and parenting, with parenting instead of marriage changing into, legally and socially, the basis of the relatives. Elizabeth Brake argues for a non-hierarchical friendship version for marriage. Peter de Marneffe argues that polygamy may be decriminalized, yet that the liberal country don't need to realize it, whereas Laurie Shrage argues that polygamy will be legally dependent to guard privateness and equality. Dan Nolan argues for transitority marriage as a felony choice, whereas Anca Gheaus argues that marital commitments are complicated tools for securing the great of romantic and sexual love. Taken jointly, those essays problem modern understandings of marriage and the state's function in it.

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