I Wanna Marry You: an empirical analysis of the distraction and irrelevancy of DOMAExpressO (2012)
AbstractThis article offers the only empirical analysis to date of national data evaluating the claim that DOMAs preserve and stabilize the family. After concluding that DOMA is not associated with this goal, the article explores what variables are correlated with family stability. Next, the article explores moral entrepreneurism and moral panic as a theoretical explanation for DOMAs continued attraction. Finally, the article offers pragmatic recommendations for achieving family stability.
- same sex marriage,
- family formation,
Publication DateSeptember 10, 2012
Citation InformationDeirdre M Bowen. "I Wanna Marry You: an empirical analysis of the distraction and irrelevancy of DOMA" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deirdre_bowen/10/