Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ancient repugnancies can change fast: Ten years of same sex marriage in the U.S.

NY Times June 27, 2014:  Same-Sex Marriages, 10 Years Later
"On May 23, 2004, The New York Times printed 41 wedding announcements that included 5 same-sex couples, the first legal gay marriages to appear in these pages. (It began publishing same-sex “celebrations” two years earlier.)
"Earlier that week, Massachusetts had become the first state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia do so now and on Wednesday, a federal appeals court struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban."

1 comment:

Mark Egan said...

And it was only in 1996 that the governing party of the United States Congress publicly expressed "moral disapproval of homosexuality".