Chapter 8 - Guest Speaker- Attorny Marilyn Golub, Head of...

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Guest Speaker- Attorny Marilyn Golub, Head of Student Legal Services Chapter 8: Marriage 1. What is Marriage? 2. Why we get married 3. Describing martial relationships 4. Keys to marital satisfaction Researcher presentation Paper 1 polished draft (2 hard copies) due Thurs. in Breakouts (Th. 10/04) 1. What is Marriage? A. Commitment- pledge to devote time, energy, and other resources to maintain relationship 1.Commitment to a. Each other b. Marriage as an institution B. Scarmaent- formal religious act; or sacred religious institution C. Legal Contract- contract ruled by laws, especially state 1. May be little known 2. Historically based on traditional views a. Coverture- Wife is under protection & influence of husband; Family is property of husband b. Between Man and Woman D. Legal Aspect of marriage- issue of Same-Sex Marriage 1. Same-sex marriage legalized a. Denmark 1989 b. Canada 2005 c. Massachusetts 2004 2. Costs of marriage inequality a. government benefits- social security, Medicare
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Chapter 8 - Guest Speaker- Attorny Marilyn Golub, Head of...

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