Commentary: Freedom to Marry: Touching the Hearts and Expanding the Dreams of Youth
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011
© 2011 by the American Anthropological Association.
Special Issue: Psychological Anthropology and Adolescent Well-Being: Steps Toward Bridging Research, Practice, and Policy
Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 553–556, December 2011
How to Cite
Wolfson, E. (2011), Commentary: Freedom to Marry: Touching the Hearts and Expanding the Dreams of Youth. Ethos, 39: 553–556. doi: 10.1111/j.1548-1352.2011.01214.x
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011
- marriage rights;
- freedom to marry;
Young people dream of a life together with a committed partner, and the fight for the freedom to marry has a direct and positive effect on their self-esteem and sense of empowerment as the research compiled and analyzed by Michelle A. Marzullo and Gilbert Herdt shows. Not surprisingly, young people across the board overwhelmingly support the freedom to marry and are helping fuel the momentum for ending marriage discrimination.