American Marriage: A Political Institution
by Priscilla Yamin
University of Pennsylvania Press
Priscilla Yamin is an assistant professor of political science at the Unversity of Oregon and a CSWS faculty affiliate. CSWS helped support Yamin’s research for this book with faculty research grant.
“As states across the country battle internally over same-sex marriage in the courts, in legislatures, and at the ballot box, activists and scholars grapple with its implications for the status of gays and lesbians and for the institution of marriage itself. Yet, the struggle over same-sex marriage is only the most recent political and public debate over marriage in the Unites States. What is at stake for those who want to restrict marriage and for those who seek to extend it? Why has the issue become such a national debate? These questions can be answered only by viewing marriage as a political institution as well as a religious and cultural one.”
Rings and rights: UO’s Yamin publishes book on marriage’s influence | Inside Oregon.
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