Sunday, November 2, 2008

Legal/Philosophical Support for Traditional Marriage

This distinguished Princeton professor's excellent address strongly supports traditional heterosexual marriage with a highly sophisticated legal and philosophical analysis. The first half covers abortion and the sanctity of human life. The second half covers the principles underlying traditional marriage and is more particularly relevant to Prop. 8.

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The speaker, Professor Robert P. George, is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He was educated at Swarthmore College (BA), Harvard Law School (JD), Harvard Divinity School (MTS), and New College, Oxford (DPhil). At Oxford he studied under John Finnis and Joseph Raz. Formerly, he served on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and as a fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court. He currently serves on the U.S. President's Council on Bioethics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves on the editorial boards of Touchstone and First Things magazines, as well as several academic journals.

1 comment:

sweat, tears, or the sea: prop 8 edition said...

the best part of this experience has been where i've realized that we really can help our society be better. whether or not prop 8 passes-- we all need to work together to make families stronger. all families.

thank you for your site and your courage.

gender matters. children have a right to a mom and a dad.