robin kar Articles (2013-2018)

Transformational Marriage: The Religious Case for Supporting Same-Sex Marriage, by Robin B. Kar (2017)

Many people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate currently presume that the legalization of same-sex marriage reflects a triumph of secular values in a religious-secular culture war. That assumption is fomenting conflict and division, which threatens interests of communities on both sides of this debate.

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Transformational Marriage: How to End the Culture Wars Over Same-Sex Marriage, by Robin B. Kar (2017)

Recent developments toward the legalization of same-sex marriage in the West are often viewed as a triumph for secularism in a religious-secular culture war. That assumption foments ongoing division and hostility between some committed religious observers and some LGBT persons and their supporters. The assumption is also...

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Against Marriage Essentialism: A Legal Grounding for Obergefell and Same-Sex Marriage, by Robin B. Kar (2016)

When the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, many thought the Court was exercising its political will rather than its legal judgment. Noting the absence of same-sex marriage in early American history and assuming that marriage is a relatively static...

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