111 of 132 people found the following review helpful
Overdue and badly needed,
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This review is from: What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense (Kindle Edition)
What is Marriage? is an outstanding piece of persuasive writing. It is not a pop-politics book in the manner of Rachel Maddow, Glenn Beck, or Ann Coulter. It is not angry, snide or snarky It is a serious book about public policy.
The authors are careful not to make arguments based on religion. There is also no anti-gay animus (unless you think that supporting marriage as it has been traditionally known is per se anti-gay). Frankly, the book is not about gays or gay marriage. It is about marriage and what distinguishes it from all other relationships.
I think defenders of traditional marriage (or what the authors call conjugal marriage) have frequently had a difficult time articulating their arguments because it's like arguing why a table must have a horizontal surface. It seems so obvious and has been defined thusly for so long that few serious scholars have thought about defending that definition. I am grateful that these authors have done such a good job articulating this defense.
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Initial post: Dec 15, 2012 5:55:43 PM PST
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Ashton Wilkins says:
I voted your review unhelpful because it tells us what the book is not, rather than what the book is.
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