Marriage on Trial by P-ABCClio

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Marriage on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents explores the evolution of marriage, a seemingly static institution that, in reality, has been dramatically redefined over time. An illuminating introduction tracing the reasons for ongoing controversies leads to a historical overview of the ways in which marriage has evolved, with a particular emphasis on women, racial minorities, polygamists, and homosexuals.A review of significant court cases that represent key arguments regarding marriageólegal identity of women, polygamy, interracial marriage, rights of unmarried couples, and same-sex marriagesóillustrates how the legal system has shifted with the changing mores of society. Will Americans ever tolerate polygamy? Will gay marriages be legally recognized? Scenarios of these and other possibilities for the future suggest that more change is in store.

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									Marriage on Trial
On Trial

Author: Lee Walzer



Edition: 1
Age Group: 7 - 17
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Marriage on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents explores the evolution of marriage, a
seemingly static institution that, in reality, has been dramatically redefined over time. An illuminating
introduction tracing the reasons for ongoing controversies leads to a historical overview of the ways in
which marriage has evolved, with a particular emphasis on women, racial minorities, polygamists, and
homosexuals.A review of significant court cases that represent key arguments regarding marriageólegal 
identity of women, polygamy, interracial marriage, rights of unmarried couples, and same-sex
marriagesóillustrates how the legal system has shifted with the changing mores of society. Will 
Americans ever tolerate polygamy? Will gay marriages be legally recognized? Scenarios of these and
other possibilities for the future suggest that more change is in store.

								
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