same-sex marriage, marriage, social institutions
Social institutions profoundly affect human behavior. They provide human relationships with meaning, norms, and patterns, and in doing so encourage and guide conduct; they are the "humanly devised constraints that shape human interaction." That is their function. And when the definitions and norms that constitute a social institution change, the behaviors and interactions that the institution shapes also change.
Original Publication Citation
Hawkins, A. J., & Carroll, J. S. (2015). Beyond the expansion framework: How same-sex marriage changes the institutional meaning of marriage and heterosexual men’s conception of marriage. Ave Maria Law Review, 13, 219-235.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hawkins, Alan J. and Carroll, Jason S., "Beyond the Expansion Framework: How Same-Sex Marriage Changes the Institutional Meaning of Marriage and Heterosexual Men's Conception of Marriage" (2015). Faculty Publications. 4245.
Ave Maria Law Review
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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