Divorcing Marriage Paperback

Unveiling the Dangers in Canada's New Social Experiment

by Douglas Farrow;

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Divorcing Marriage

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Is redefining marriage to include same-sex unions simply an act of fairness to gays and lesbians - another step in the evolution to a just society? Or is it a hastily conceived social experiment that will undermine human rights, deflecting marriage from the support of children to the mere affirmation of sexual commitment between adults? Written for a broad readership, Divorcing Marriage sheds light on three central questions: How did Canada come to the point of proposing a redefinition of marriage? Where would redefinition take Canadian society? Do the Charter and equality rights mandate exchanging an opposite-sex institution for one built on "the union of two persons"? The contributors ask Canadians to pause for reflection and take a closer look at the arguments for and against redefinition of marriage. They implore us to examine the effects of marriage on children, the law, freedom of speech and religion, and society as a whole. The authors are prominent Canadians in the fields of law, ethics, political science, religion, and culture and include, among others, Margaret Somerville, Ted Morton, F.C. DeCoste, Katherine Young, and Conservative Party MP John McKay.

Divorcing Marriage by Douglas Farrow was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in August 2004. The ISBN for Divorcing Marriage is 9780773528956.

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Details for Divorcing Marriage

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press (August 2004)
Number of Pages208
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width158 mm
Product Code1157726
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