An Outline of What Is Marriage?

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What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert George, is a brief book, but it is weighted with hefty arguments. Its 97 pages of text plus appendix, notes, and index, is an expanded revision of their article, What Is Marriage?, published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy in winter of 2010. The introduction charts the course of their defense and the chapter titles signal the major points of their argument.

What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense

Introduction

1. Challenges to Revisionists

2. Comprehensive Union

3. The State and Marriage

4. What’s the Harm?

5. Justice and Equality

6. A Cruel Bargain?

7. Conclusion

Whenever I read a book I usually try to find out something about the authors. I’d previously heard of Robert George as a pro-life champion and founder of the American Principles Project

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