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

posted on May 18, 2015

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