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Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con Paperback – May 11, 2004
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It is best used as a resource, rather than read straight through. The arguments presented often get bogged down in wordy legal and political jargon. Not that there isn't a place for such books; I just wish it were more accessible for the average person, so I could give a copy to my grandparents to read, for example.
"Pro&Con" shows both sides fairly. Conservatives are given plenty of space to voice their views,as do liberals. What an advantage is the original documents. It's had to be considerably updated,since San Francisco as well as the Supreme Court case that led Justice Antonin Scalia to claim that legalizing sodomy would lead to gay marriage (as if straight people don't do it?)
"Pro&Con" helps one explore the gay marriage debate in depth. One can see both sides now.
It's an anthology, and the pieces excerpted do exactly what the title says: they provide a reader into pro and con positions in the same sex marriage debate. Sullivan is very fair. He really does present a variety of points of view.
The reader is so thorough, after you've read it, you may realize that it would be hard to say anything new on the topic.
In addition to being useful, I found the book fascinating. It's intriguing to read of how marriage between persons of the same gender was conceived long ago in China, or in Medieval Europe. I do use the book in classes I teach, but I also enjoyed reading it.
It came in great condition and on time.
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This book has an interesting approach to offering a balanced view. It was helpful in the study of the same sex debate.Published on May 25, 2013 by Missio Dei Church
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It's Debate 101 that you should understand your opponent's argument before you attempt to refute it. Read more
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This book was a last-minute reference for a term paper, so I was under time constraints. It arrived promptly and was in excellent condition.Published on December 30, 2009 by Lynette E. Mcevoy
Interesting, independent, but with some repeated arguments from text to text. Very useful to help thinking about same sex marriage.Published on July 14, 2009 by Bruno A. F. Horta