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An exception may disprove a rule, but it cannot disprove a system, because no system can be perfect.
Jonathan Rauch gives clarity to his arguments and a hope that marriage will someday be an option for all people.
Actually, Rauch's position is very "conservative" and he comes off like a good proponent of "states rights."
an excellent, balanced consideration of many facets of a hot issue, also lucid, enjoyable prose. Bought 2 extra copies to give to friends.Published 12 months ago by Christa Rakich
Anyone who is wanting full inclusion of rights for the GLBT community needs to read this. The author gives clear insight about same sex marriage and how it simply will NOT do... Read morePublished on March 11, 2011 by George Jonte
Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America
(New York: Times Books/Henry Holt, 2004) 207 pages
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I got a little over half way through the book, before I finally just pit it away. The target for this book is really more for straight people who are maybe just on the fence about... Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by Billy F. Spillman
We can be thankful at least in Rauch's book that he doesn't paint those of us who are conservative Christians as homophobes who hate homosexuals. Read morePublished on June 25, 2009 by ApologiaPhoenix
In this well-written book, Rauch comes across as thoughtful, intelligent, sincere and willing to give opposing arguments a fair shake. Read morePublished on December 11, 2008 by J. Whelan
A friend of mine (straight) was given this by a marriage counseler, and he passed it along to me with a comment that it could help a lot of troubled marriages. Read morePublished on September 27, 2007 by Greeper
Well written with historical facts of society and human dignity. Every one who thinks he/she is a free thinking, authentic human being believing in the constitution of this... Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by D. N. Colley
Having read two excellent books, A History of the Wife by Marilyn Yalom and Public Vows : A History of Marriage and the Nation by Nancy F. Read morePublished on March 4, 2006 by Beth DeRoos