From Library Journal
Strasser (law, Capital Univ., Columbus, Ohio) here analyzes the arguments against same-sex marriage one by one and concludes that none achieves legal credibility. He reviews the bars on marriage based on definition, procreation, custody, and protection of children and the debates centered on equal protection. Looking at the recently passed Defense of Marriage Act, he concludes that it may be unconstitutional. The logic of the case presented by Strasser will be debated by lawyers and its success or failure decided by judges in the years to come. As such, this is of great current relevance, but much of the material has already appeared in law reviews, and the legal language may make it more appropriate for special and academic collections. Public libraries should consider Andrew Sullivan's Same-Sex Marriage, Pro and Con (LJ 3/15/97).?Jeffery Ingram, Newport P.L., Ore.
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