The marital relation constitutes the basic foundation of American society. Marriage blends intimacy and publicity. It shapes the manner in which individuals perceive themselves and the way in which they are viewed by others. Because marriage is strictly regulated by the state, it carries an inherent tension between the relational autonomy of the individual and the state interest in sanctioning relationships. This tension is illustrated in the current national debate on the legitimacy of same-sex marriages.
The export option will allow you to export the current search results of the entered query to a file. Different
formats are available for download. To export the items, click on the button corresponding with the preferred download format.
By default, clicking on the export buttons will result in a download of the allowed maximum amount of items.
To select a subset of the search results, click "Selective Export" button and make a selection of the items you want to export.
The amount of items that can be exported at once is similarly restricted as the full export.
After making a selection, click one of the export format buttons. The amount of items that will be exported is indicated in the bubble next to export format.