I am extremely grateful to the three commentators for their care in reading my work and for the very high quality of their comments. Because Pamela Karlan and Michael Warner discuss related questions, I shall reply to their comments in one section and devote a separate section to David Novak’s very different arguments.

Response to Martha Nussbaum’s a Right to Marry

The question of same-sex marriage concerns every morally sensitive citizen. It has been the subject of debate everywhere, especially among scholars and intellectuals. That is why, no doubt, the Brennan Center for Justice invited me to comment on Professor Martha Nussbaum’s Essay entitled “A Right To Marry?” Our opposing views on this hotly debated question […]