Supreme Court Justice Alito is wrong about the history of so-called traditional marriage

Pat Cunningham

During yesterday’s oral arguments concerning the federal Defense of Marriage Act,  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, a staunch conservative, said this:

“Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is very new.”

But Alito was wrong on both counts.  History shows that marriage is an ever-changing institution. Nor is same-sex marriage anything new.

Consider THIS:

Actually, the institution [of marriage] has been in a process of constant evolution. Pair-bonding began in the Stone Age as a way of organizing and controlling sexual conduct and providing a stable structure for child-rearing and the tasks of daily life. But that ...

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