Courtney Joslin (UC Davis) has posted to SSRN her short article, “The Evolution of the American Family,” published in the Summer 2009 issue of the ABA Human Rights magazine. Here is a portion of the abstract:
This short piece examines the changing meaning of marriage and the family in the U.S. Among other developments, the piece chronicles: the changing role and legal status of women in marriage; race restrictions in marriage; the legal recognition of same-sex relationships; and the increasing numbers of nonmarital families.
The full article is available here.