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Why is strengthening marriage a legitimate public good?
1. Married adults live longer, healthier, happier, and more affluent lives than adults who don't marry and don't stay married.
2. Divorce and unwed childbearing create substantial public costs.
3. Marriage enhances children's physical and mental well-being.
4. Marriage is the best hope of fostering involved, effective, egalitarian, nurturing fathers.
5. Cohabitation is no substitute for marriage.
How can the government promote marriage?
1. Public money for marriage education, counseling, and support.
2. Incentives for marriage classes.
3. Abolish no fault divorce; require long waiting periods and mandatory marriage counseling prior to allowing a divorce.
McClain's objections to the marriage movement
1. The marriage movement's message is too narrow i.e. it doesn't include gay marriage.
2. Government should promote broad relationship skills to ensure people get married for the right reasons.
3. Marriage is still a sexist institution.
Rauch's list of the benefits of gay marriage
1. The legalization of gay marriage will benefit children of gay partnerships
2. The legalization of gay marriage will help to settle down gay individuals and make them more responsible.
3. The legalization of gay marriage will provide more individuals with caregivers during sickness and old age.
Jordan's objections to gay marriage
1. The Legitimacy Principle for Public Subsidies - marital benefits are justified when granted to heterosexual couples because they aid in procreation. Homosexuals do not.
2. Polygamy.
3. Violates the liberal notion of state neutrality.
Jordan's three models of marriage
1. Sacramental model: based on religious beliefs.
2. Communional model: based on biology, the natural union of males and females, and reproduction.
3. Transactional model: based on a contractual model of marriage; emphasizes individual choice.
Fineman's argument for taking the state out of the marriage business
Traditional marriages are declining. The legal obligations of marriage should be determined through individual contractual agreements. The state should subsidize various marital goods regardless of marital status.
Purdy's objections to paid gamete donation and surrogacy.
1. Paid gamete donation commodifies children and childbearing.
2. Paid egg donation exploits young-and often financially needy-women.
3. Paid surrogacy is similarly exploitative of (usually less wealthy, less educated, less powerful) women, and somewhat akin to prostitution.
4. Paid surrogacy is baby selling.
Robertson's defense of paid gamete donation and surrogacy.
1. Paid gamete donation and surrogacy support procreative choice, makes it possible children who would otherwise not be born, and does not appear harmful for children.
2. Women should be able to make their own choices about how they use their bodies.
3. Much paid labor is equally or more risky to health than egg donation and surrogacy.
McClain's arguments for unrestricted abortion rights for women
1. Women should be free to make decisions about fundamental questions regarding their bodies.
2. Abortions are good for children's well-being. Children of unwanted pregnancies are more likely to receive lesser care, grow up poor, grow up in single mother families, and engage in crime.
3. Restrictive abortion legislation treats women unequally because it forces only women to make significant sacrifices on their time and labor.
What are the three reasons education reform is important? (Delisa Nunez)
1) public dissatisfaction
2) child development
3) remaining true to democratic values
Why is Female Genital Mutilation considered a human rights violation? (Vonda Bourque)
It violates a female's right to physical and mental health.
What is the main obstacle for just families? (Kelly Wankum)
The state's favoritism of the two-parent patriarchal unit.
What are some of the affects being seen in children who have been separated from their parents due to deportation? (Nora Novoa)
Children have been diagnosed with psychological and social problems, poor health, development delays, depression, and even Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
What are three main issues of corporal punishment? (Aakash Patel)
1. no standardized administration.
2. internalization of violence.
3. does not decrease children's aggressive or delinquent behaviors.
What 4 policies would help eliminate inequalities and excessive pressures that families experience? (Shawn Sizer)
1. A shorter work week (30-31 hours)
2. Fully subsidized by government child-care.
3. Government health care.
4. Government efforts to eliminate gender discrimination within the workplace.
What 3 legislative reforms can help pregnant mothers? (Chris Akui)
1. Return of Bodily Rights to Mothers:Women's absolute consent over their bodies
2. Unpaid Work Reformation: Paid Work At Home
3. Teaching Methodology Reform: Ensuring Gendered Norms do not find a way into our school
What are two different arguments against policy favoritism of the tradition family? (Sean Howerton)
1. No one family structure best provides for child-well being because differences can be explained by other variables e.g. education & income.
2. Preferences toward traditional family infringe on individual liberty. One should be free to construct their own sexual identity.
What are some three ways the networking proposal to be placed in jeopardy? (Michael Rattner)
1. Restrictions on what can be taught in classrooms do not give teachers the supplies they need to change what is taught in the classrooms.
2. It is a personal issue in that parents may feel it is their duty to teach their kids about sexual education, not the educators.
3. It enables teenagers to involve themselves in these activities.
What are three recommendations to achieve equality in family law? (Russ Gifford)
1. Abolish all “Presumed Fatherhood” statutes.
2. Require child support calculations to include ALL sources of income and dependents of both parents households.
3. Terminate alimony once substantive co-habitation of recipient occurs.
Which constitutional rights are being infringed when a child faces deporation? (Sandra Sandoval)
The right to family integrity and the right to decide residency.
What are the two main reasons for abolishing marriage as a legal category? (Felix Velasquez)
1. Denial of liberty to nontraditional partnerships by the current marriage system.
2. Public subsidies for all based on dependency not marital status.
What are the 4 characteristics of Nordic states (Austin Frazier)
1. Homogenous populations (ethnicity/linguistics/religion)
2. Economic stability (high income, low unemployment, gender equality in employment/benefits).
3. High state family welfare budgets.
4. Popular support for state action (political ideology, low income disparity).