More Than Marriage: Forming Families After Marriage Equality by Culhane, John G.

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More Than Marriage: Forming Families After Marriage Equality

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Introduces an expansive vision of the family and a brilliant legal arrangement that will protect the lives of millions of adults. Today, about half of...
Introduces an expansive vision of the family and a brilliant legal arrangement that will protect the lives of millions of adults.

Today, about half of all adults are unmarried. Many of those are in significant relationships--some intimate, others based in friendship, finances, or family ties--but the law offers them few protections. Amid the growing recognition that modern families take all shapes, More Than Marriage presents a refreshing vision for the future.

With this book, noted family-law expert John G. Culhane takes us on a guided tour of how the march toward marriage equality spun off a number of other legal statuses, and explores how the law has expanded and where it falls short. This lively living history is grounded in relatable, in-depth interviews that give voice to the millions of Americans building family structures outside the protections of marriage--whether by choice, necessity, or exclusion. Culhane proposes an updated legal status that offers flexible and portable benefits for a diverse range of commitments and needs. As More Than Marriage shows, this "choose your own adventure" structure more accurately reflects, and more equitably protects, the many kinds of families we choose to build.

Author: John G. Culhane
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 05/02/2023
Pages: 232
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780520391666


Review Citation(s):
Foreword 04/27/2023
Library Journal 04/21/2023 pg. 1

About the Author
John G. Culhane is Professor of Law and Codirector of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Delaware Law School (Widener University). He is a frequent contributor to Slate and Politico and is the author of casebooks in the areas of both family law and torts, as well as Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies.