Legal Regulation of Marriage: From Status to Contract and Back Again?
This paper was presented at a roundtable meeting, "Strategies to Strengthen Marriage: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?" sponsored by the Family Impact Seminar on June 23 and 24, 1997, in Washington, DC.
The purpose of this paper is to give a brief historical overview of the way in which the American legal system has traditionally regulated marriage.
Strategies to Strengthen Marriage: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know? Washington, DC, Family Impact Seminar, June 23-24, 1997. p. 129-134.