Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2003

Marriage

Boston University School of Law

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Law

Intimate Affiliation And Democracy: Beyond Marriage?, Linda Mcclain Jan 2003

Intimate Affiliation And Democracy: Beyond Marriage?, Linda Mcclain

Faculty Scholarship

This article takes up the question: Should family law and policy move beyond marriage? It assesses a spectrum of answers to that question. Rejecting proposals, on the one hand, to shore up traditional marriage, and, on the other, to abolish marriage, it argues that family law and policy should not move wholly beyond marriage, but should support marriage in a way that better fosters greater equality within and among families. The article is part of a symposium on "Marriage, Families, and Democracy," published in 32 Hofstra Law Review 23-421 (2003).