Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jon Meacham on Same-sex Marriage

If I can hold on to only one thing in this Newsweek editorial by Jon Meacham, it's the look to a beautiful generational schism. But it's worthy throughout. Including this reminder:

In civil and religious terms we have redefined marriage before in order to reflect evolving understandings of justice and right; to act as though marriage has been one thing since Eden (and look how well that turned out) is ahistorical.

Not evolving understandings of what anyone used to think. Not insight into any original intent or earliest representation. But justice and right. The country can grow kinder. Lose bigotry even tho we have no law telling us we have to.

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