The continuing evolution of marriage

With today’s Supreme Court rulings, it’s easy to see that the gay marriage issue is a cultural shift the nation is undergoing right before our very eyes. The next generation will wonder what the fuss over it was… Just like today some look back on laws banning interracial marriage and wonder what were people thinking, the next generation will look back on laws banning same-sex marriage and wonder what were we thinking.

And it probably behooves us (yes, I used the word behooves) to remember that once upon a time, marriage was basically a man’s family buying another family’s daughter… and before that multiple women if the guy was wealthy enough. And not that long ago wives basically had no rights in relation to the husband. Marriage has always been evolving.

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