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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.
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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.
February 11, 2015
Will 2016 GOP Candidates Do What Alabama’s Chief Justice Did on Gay Marriage if Elected President?
They should declare themselves now. Before it is too late.
January 28, 2014
The Government Is a Terrible Marriage Matchmaker
Conservatives want to see more marriages, but the government has a poor track record of getting people together.
April 9, 2013
Primitive Heterosexuality: From Steubenville to the Marriage Altar
Straight culture teaches its children that sex is either of the jungle or the picket fence.
January 25, 2012
‘The Elders’ Take a Stand Against Child Marriage
These ten leaders are using their wealth of knowledge to attack a root cause of social dysfunction.