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Same-Sex Marriage
Justice Kennedy's misperception of marriage
Justice Kennedy's misperception of marriage

During oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges — the case that will determine the legal status of same-sex marriage throughout the United States — Justice Anthony Kennedy mused that the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman "has been with us for millennia. And it — it's very difficult for the court to say, oh, well, we know better." I'll admit, I laughed out loud at Justice Kennedy's rendering of the past. As any student in my family history class knows, the definition of a socially acceptable marriage has been contested, unstable and changing for centuries. And the fact that a Supreme Court justice...