Liberal Constitutionalism, Marriage, and Sexual Orientation - Babst, Gordon Albert
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Liberal Constitutionalism, Marriage, and Sexual Orientation: A Contemporary Case for Dis-Establishment uses constitutional theory and political philosophy to shed light on an elusive feature of American jurisprudence: the establishment of a sectarian preference in the law to the detriment of American citizens who happen to be gay or lesbian and who wish to exercise their fundamental right to marry. Reviewing aspects of liberal-democratic theory, marriage law, and pertinent analogies that deal with the right to marry, Gordon Albert Babst presents the notion of the "shadow establishment," which…mehr

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Liberal Constitutionalism, Marriage, and Sexual Orientation: A Contemporary Case for Dis-Establishment uses constitutional theory and political philosophy to shed light on an elusive feature of American jurisprudence: the establishment of a sectarian preference in the law to the detriment of American citizens who happen to be gay or lesbian and who wish to exercise their fundamental right to marry. Reviewing aspects of liberal-democratic theory, marriage law, and pertinent analogies that deal with the right to marry, Gordon Albert Babst presents the notion of the "shadow establishment," which makes the best sense of a constitutional affirmation of bias against same-sex marriage and gay persons in the law.
  • Produktdetails
  • Teaching Texts in Law and Politics .15
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: .65533, 65533
  • Neuausg.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 29. November 2002
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 154mm x 13mm
  • Gewicht: 240g
  • ISBN-13: 9780820455334
  • ISBN-10: 0820455334
  • Artikelnr.: 23899054
Autorenporträt
The Author: Gordon Albert Babst is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Chapman University in Orange, California, and is responsible for the curriculum in political philosophy and theory. His research interests have been the status of politically and socially unpopular persons and groups within the legal and political context of the liberal-democratic regime, and his Ph.D. dissertation focused attention on the citizenship status of Americans who happen to be gay or lesbian.
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"This is an almost perfectly written, very well researched, and very concise book. Its argument for the 'shadow establishment' of religion in the United States is a major intellectual and political contribution to the popular, as well as academic and judicial, debates. The argument is well made, and its logic contributes to clarifying the boundary-line between the secular and the sectarian. This book will be of interest to students of American politics and policymaking, women's studies, gay and lesbian studies, and political theory." (Terrell Carver, University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
"Through his notion of a 'shadow establishment' of religion, Dr. Babst has here made an original contribution to constitutional thought at the same time as he has advanced the argument about same-sex marriage." (H.N. Hirsch, G. Theodore Mitau Professor of Political Science, Macalester College)