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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Commentary: “Worried About Marriage Protection: From What?”

Regular readers of the Blog may find the commentary by Professor William N. Eskridge Jr. and Darren R. Spedale in the Houston Chronicle of interest.  In their commentary, they review the status of marriage in the United States and contend that those who want to “really protect traditional marriage should roll back no-fault divorce or cohabitation, which can be done by ordinary legislation.”  Using Norway, Denmark, and Sweden as examples, they argue that gay marriage will not undermine marriage.  Eskridge and Spedale are authors of "Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse? What We've Learned from the Evidence" ( Eskridge is a professor at Yale Law School specializing in statutory interpretation. Spedale, an attorney in New York, spent two years in Denmark researching same-sex marriage rights.  Source:  Eskridge and Spedale, Houston Chronicle, To read their commentary, please click here (last visited June 14, 2006, reo).

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