Monday, November 26, 2007

Coontz v. Marquardt on "Taking Marriage Private"

Interesting comments today from Stephanie Coontz, in the New York Times, Taking Marriage Private - New York Times ("Taking Marriage Private, New York Times Op-Ed, By Stephanie Coontz November 26, 2007") were quickly and heatedly countered by Elizabeth Marquardt in her Family Scholars Blog post COONTZ.

Do we need a new way to assign legal benefits and responsibilities for partners that used to be available only through traditional marriage, now that we have so many different alternative forms of domestic relationships and partnerships, both gay and straight, some legally sanctioned and others not? Chew on these two opinion pieces if you're interested in this oh-so-current issue.

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