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Unpublished Paper
Ties that bind: the irrelevancy and distraction of DOMA
ExpressO (2012)
  • Deirdre M Bowen
This 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,
  • DOMA,
  • family formation
Publication Date
September 7, 2012
Citation Information
Deirdre M Bowen. "Ties that bind: the irrelevancy and distraction of DOMA" ExpressO (2012)
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