To Have and To Hold: Reproduction, Marriage, and the Constitution

In The New Yorker, Jill Lepore examines the history of marriage and privacy at the Supreme Court since Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), which overturned a ban on contraception. The 50th anniversary of Griswold happens to coincide with the Court’s expected ruling on the Obergefell v. Hodges case on banning same-sex marriage, highlighting the parallels between the cases. “That sex and marriage can be separated from reproduction is fundamental to both movements,” Lepore writes. “Still, there’s a difference between the arguments of political movements and appeals to the Constitution.”

Read at The New Yorker

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