How marriage has changed

December 24, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

You’ll often hear from conservatives that marriage “hasn’t changed” for centuries or millenia.   Not true.  Take a look at this Wikipedia summary of some of the many changes occurring only in the United States only over the past 200 years.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    RICK WARREN: I’m opposed to having a brother and sister be together and call that marriage. I’m opposed to an older guy marrying a child and calling that a marriage. I’m opposed to one guy having multiple wives and calling that marriage.

    STEVEN WALDMAN: Do you think those are equivalent to gays getting married?

    RW: Oh, I do. I just say, for 5,000 years, marriage has been defined by every single culture and every single religion. This is not a Christian issue. Buddhists, Muslims, Jews — you know, historically, marriage is a man and a woman.

    http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/11508

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