In the Winter 2010 issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy Sherif Girgis, Robert George, and Ryan T. Anderson answered the question, “What is Marriage?” in an article bearing that title. You can read it online at the link. Last December they revised and published it as the book What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.
My posts on What Is Marriage? are more than a book review or report. Because I think the authors brings so much help and clarity to the ongoing debate on marriage, I’m working through their arguments to support or augment your own thinking on marriage. I recommend buying the book and working through it on your own, and I hope the posts listed below spark your interests. If anything is unclear, please let me know. Any misinterpretations of the authors’ intents are obviously my own, and I will correct any that I discover.
What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense
George, Robert, Girgis, Sherif and Anderson, Ryan T., Amici Curiae Brief of Robert P. George, Sherif Girgis, and Ryan T. Anderson in Support of Hollingsworth and Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group Addressing the Merits and Supporting Reversal (January 29, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2210568 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2210568
Ceramic ornament used on the top of a wedding cake in Birmingham, England in August 1959, Andy Mabbett, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.