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Same Sex Marriage

REUTERS/Javier Galeano - Same-sex couples Todd and Jeff Delmay (R) with Catherina Pareto (L) and Karla Arguello celebrate outside the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in Miami, Florida, January 5, 2015. Florida's first same-sex weddings began in Miami on Monday, shortly before gay and lesbian couples were to begin tying the knot elsewhere in the 36th U.S. state to legalize such marriages.

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A new conversation about marriage opportunity

February 23, 2015, Jonathan Rauch and William A. Galston

The Washington Monthly and the Institute for American Values have published “Marriage Opportunity: The Moment for National Action,” a statement by more than 100 scholars, activists, and leaders—conservative and liberal, Democratic and Republican, gay and straight. Two of the signers and organizers, Brookings’s William A. Galston and Jonathan Rauch, sat down to talk about why they think the time is right for a new national conversation about marriage and family.

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