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Those of you in or near New York City tonight will want to hear Robert P. George and Ryan T. Anderson (both members of our advisory council) and Sherif Girgis explain what marriage is and analyze the state’s recent decision to approve homosexual “marriages.”  The talk is being given at the Youth Center Gymnasium at 268 Mulberry Street (between Houston & Prince Street) from 7:00 to 9:00.

Here are four sets of exchanges on the subject, beginning with their extensive analysis,  What is Marriage? , published in the Winter 2011 issue of the  Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.  NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino replied in  The Best Argument Against Gay Marriage: And Why it Fails  and they replied to him not, as you’d expect, giving any ground, in  The Argument Against Gay Marriage: And Why it Doesn’t Fail .

Yoshino wrote against them again with  Lose the Baseball Analogy , and they responded with  Marriage: No Avoiding the Central Question .

Northwestern Law and Political Science Professor Andrew Koppelman also responded to them with an article titled  What Marriage Isn’t . They answered his arguments in  Marriage: Merely a Social Construct? .

Koppelman continued the discussion with  That Elusive Timeless Essence of Marriage . They answered with ” Does Marriage, Or Anything, Have Essential Properties? .

Finally, Family Scholars blogger Barry Deutsch asked ” What Is Bodily Union?  and the three answered the question with  Marriage: Real Bodily Union .

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