Ira Ellman, a professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, was quoted in a Jan. 29 online article in The Nation headlined "Beyond Marriage: Love and the Law."
The article, by Beccah Golubock Watson, discusses the "Beyond Marriage" campaign, "which advocates extending rights and benefits to a number of family structures outside the nuclear mold -- from two friends or siblings who are each other's primary caregivers to a single adult caring for an elderly parent, to children who are being raised by their grandparents."
Watson said Ellman "describes himself as sympathetic to the vision of the Beyond Marriage movement" but "concerned that it 'paints too broad a brush' over family law."
"The question isn't whether these other relationships are less worthy," Ellman told the reporter. It's more that establishing legal binds can be complicated when marriage or sex is not involved.
Read the article here.