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  • Originally published 07/14/2015

    Resistance to Gay Marriages Travels a Well-Worn Path

    Legal experts suggest that history might hint at how the coming months will unfold, as a handful of defiant clerks across the South and Midwest refuse to abide by the Supreme Court's ruling last month that legalized gay marriage.

  • Originally published 06/29/2015

    A New Right Grounded in the Long History of Marriage

    David M. Perry

    Citing the work of historians that demonstrates the constant evolution of the institution, the U.S. Supreme Court decides to recognize a constitutional right to same-sex unions.

  • Originally published 06/29/2015

    The Price of Gay Marriage

    Timothy Stewart-Winter

    Will the victory at the Supreme Court blind us to our history of life in the margins?

  • Originally published 06/22/2015

    When judges change their minds

    Emily Bazelon

    Oliver Wendell Holmes first embraced throwing people in jail for holding views critical of the government.  Then, a few months later, changed his mind. When does this happen? 

  • Originally published 05/25/2015

    To Have and to Hold

    Jill Lepore

    Reproduction, marriage, and the Constitution.

  • Originally published 05/05/2015

    Open Letter to Anthony Kennedy

    Marc Stein

    The Supreme Court should consider these questions before deciding the gay marriage cases.