Keywords

same-sex marriage, marriage, social institutions

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Ave Maria Law Review

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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