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Marriage news and analysis from The Nation
October 20, 2016
How (Not) to Fake Your Own Death
is a brilliant series of entertaining character reports, but her telling of what all the deceit and deletions add up to is unconvincing.
Hannah K. Gold
August 19, 2016
Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents
Americans can’t afford to retire in the United States, so many are moving south of the border, trading one form of inequity for another.
August 31, 2015
Feminism Does Not Depend on Whether You Take Your Husband’s Name
Changing your name is not a feminist act. At the same time, you have not betrayed feminism if you change your name.
August 17, 2015
The Dread of Loneliness
Self-definition and equality in
Obergefell v. Hodges
June 29, 2015
Why the Same-Sex Marriage Decision Is a Victory for Romance
Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.
May 27, 2015
How the Irish Became the World’s Leading Gay Activists
Defying conventional wisdom, the huge win by the Yes Equality campaign involved young and old, rural and urban, Catholic and non-Catholic voters.
April 22, 2015
There’s a Reason Gay Marriage Is Winning, While Abortion Rights Are Losing
Are these two “culture wars” issues really that similar?
April 21, 2015
SCOTUS Will Likely Legalize Same-Sex Marriage—but the Fight Over Marriage Is Not Done Yet
A win for LGBT advocates would be historic, but uncertainty over religious exemptions and the status of domestic partnerships and civil unions remains.
Nan D. Hunter
April 12, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s Feminist Family Values
Clinton’s surprisingly powerful campaign announcement suggests that Democrats are finding an authentic version of pro-family politics.
April 7, 2015
The Absurdly Rational Logic of Wages for Wives
A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in
in 1926—is still potent today.