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By Elizabeth Brake

This choice of essays by way of liberal and feminist philosophers addresses the query of no matter if marriage reform should cease with same-sex marriage. a few philosophers have lately argued that marriage is intolerant and may be abolished or extensively reformed to incorporate teams and non-romantic friendships. In reaction, Simon could argues that marriage legislations may be justified with no an intolerant entice an excellent dating kind, and Ralph Wedgwood argues that the liberal values which justify same-sex marriage don't justify extra extension. different authors argue for brand spanking new felony kinds for intimate relationships. Marriage abolitionist Clare Chambers argues that piecemeal directives instead of courting contracts may still exchange marriage, and Samantha Brennan and invoice Cameron argue for keeping apart marriage and parenting, with parenting instead of marriage turning into, legally and socially, the basis of the kin. Elizabeth Brake argues for a non-hierarchical friendship version for marriage. Peter de Marneffe argues that polygamy may be decriminalized, yet that the liberal nation don't need to realize it, whereas Laurie Shrage argues that polygamy can be legally established to guard privateness and equality. Dan Nolan argues for transitority marriage as a felony choice, whereas Anca Gheaus argues that marital commitments are problematical tools for securing the nice of romantic and sexual love. Taken jointly, those essays problem modern understandings of marriage and the state's position in it.

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