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[Pages 379-398]
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I.  Law, Economics, and Same-Sex Marriage: A Pragmatic Approach to an Emotional Debate
    A.  Background of Law and Economics
    B.  Law and Economics as Applied to Marriage
II.  Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis of Same-Sex Marriage
    A.  Private Contracts Incur Significant Transaction Costs
        1.  Intestate Succession
        2.  Adoption and Custody
    B.  Private Contract Is Insufficient to Gain the Full Benefits of Marriage
III.  Informational Cost-Benefit Analysis of Same-Sex Marriage
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