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Wedding Bells

posted on May 15, 2012

In The New Yorker, Margaret Talbot juxtaposes the current debate on same-sex marriage with the debates in the 1960s and 1970s against interracial marriage, showing how the national fervor over the two issues is strikingly similar. By appealing to data on younger citizens’ views, Talbot argues that “marriage equality is a historical inevitability,” because “the divide is a matter not of life stages but of generations.” Looking to the past, Talbot sees how “one day, not long from now, it will be hard to remember what worried people so much about gay and lesbian couples committing themselves to marriage.” 

Read at The New Yorker