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Publisher Comments:

In this provocative new work, R. Claire Snyder argues that the fundamental principles of American democracy not only allow but require the legalization of same-sex marriage. In addition to explaining the theoretical issues at stake, the book provides a short history of marriage, disentangling its interpersonal, communal, religious and civil components.

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"Snyder has written a terse handbook of rebuttals to most every anti — gay marriage argument out there — and states that a legitimate democracy must legalize gay marriage. An assistant professor of government and politics at George Mason University, Snyder backs up this claim with 27 clearly argued pages of political theory that are the best part of this book. The argument hinges on the concept of just law as defined by Martin Luther King Jr. and upheld by the Supreme Court: 'a code that a majority compels a minority to follow [and] that it is willing to follow itself.' Because heterosexuals would not be willing to have their own marriages prohibited, they cannot legitimately prohibit it for homosexuals. Snyder neatly disentangles the legitimate claims of religion (to live according to one's moral framework) from those that are antidemocratic (to impose one's moral framework on others). She also takes on biblical arguments, rehashing some well-known controversies but adding useful Jewish perspectives. By foregrounding the political traditions on which American democracy rests, Snyder gives those on the left a considerable weapon against assertions that religious traditions should guide the nation's future." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Snyder (government and politics, George Mason U.) hopes to persuade readers to accept the justness of the gay marriage cause. Same-sex marriage, she argues, cannot be legitimately prohibited by government, and the resolution of the controversy should not be left up to public deliberation or to the states.
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Book News Annotation:

Snyder (government and politics, George Mason U.) hopes to persuade readers to accept the justness of the gay marriage cause. Same-sex marriage, she argues, cannot be legitimately prohibited by government, and the resolution of the controversy should not be left up to public deliberation or to the states. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742527874
Author:
Snyder, R. Claire
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Homophobia
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Democracy -- United States.
Subject:
Gay rights -- United States.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Series:
Polemics
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
177
Dimensions:
8.98x5.90x.56 in. .63 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Snyder has written a terse handbook of rebuttals to most every anti — gay marriage argument out there — and states that a legitimate democracy must legalize gay marriage. An assistant professor of government and politics at George Mason University, Snyder backs up this claim with 27 clearly argued pages of political theory that are the best part of this book. The argument hinges on the concept of just law as defined by Martin Luther King Jr. and upheld by the Supreme Court: 'a code that a majority compels a minority to follow [and] that it is willing to follow itself.' Because heterosexuals would not be willing to have their own marriages prohibited, they cannot legitimately prohibit it for homosexuals. Snyder neatly disentangles the legitimate claims of religion (to live according to one's moral framework) from those that are antidemocratic (to impose one's moral framework on others). She also takes on biblical arguments, rehashing some well-known controversies but adding useful Jewish perspectives. By foregrounding the political traditions on which American democracy rests, Snyder gives those on the left a considerable weapon against assertions that religious traditions should guide the nation's future." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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