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The State of the (Dis-) Union

On the eve of the 239th anniversary of the independence¬†of the United States, it is a good time to take stock of how matters stand. What is the state of its union? That state is now dominated by recent Supreme Court decisions, most importantly the decision mandating the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex […]

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Archive Civic Polity Steven Wedgeworth The Natural Family

First World Problems: Marriage and Politics As We Know It

The¬†Obergefell¬†decision has been understandably generating tremendous media coverage and analysis. Most of the commentary has discussed either the speed at which society has given approval to same-sex marriages or the potentially dramatic “legal overreach” by the judiciary. One very foundational point, however, has gone nearly without comment: the legal jurisdiction of the family. In the […]