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The Future of Marriage

The Future of Marriage

May 2009
Trade Paperback · 335 Pages
$17.95 U.S. · $22.50 CAN · £8.99 U.K. · €12.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781594032417
Encounter Books


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In their current demands, Blankenhorn points out, gay and lesbian leaders are not asking for marriage with an adjective in front of it, but marriage itself. Therefore, what marriage is and why it matters is what this debate is all about. What exactly is this institution to which gay and lesbian activists are seeking access? Why do we have it in the first place? Where did it come from? What is it for? How is it changing? These are some of the hard questions The Future of Marriage confronts.

About the Author

David Blankenhorn is president of the Institute for American Values, a nonpartisan organization devoted to research and publication on family and civil society issues. He is the author of Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem. He lives in New York City with his wife and their three children.