Marriage–the laws, as well as social conventions, and expectations surrounding it–have long been subject to change. In this hour of BackStory, we commit ourselves to unpacking the history of the institution and its shifting definitions in America.
California’s recent passage of a gay marriage ban suggests that many Americans subscribe to the idea of the “traditional” family — caregiver mom, breadwinner dad, and 2.5 children. But whose tradition is it, really? In this hour, the Guys hear dueling viewpoints — first from Focus on the Family, and then from a Columbia University [...]