TITLE

Apocalypse Not

AUTHOR(S)
Graff, E. J.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;5/31/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 20, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that same-sex marriage, which became legal in Massachusetts on May 17, will not set off a culture war over social issues in America, as many have predicted. Assertion that the Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health decision, which opened the way for gay marriage, cannot be compared with the U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade, which established abortion rights. Claim that pro-choice activists have lost the moral high ground to the anti-abortion movement in the 30 years since Roe v. Wade because women's lives are no longer threatened; Argument that Goodridge will likely be reinforced by positive images of gay and lesbian families being formed, making the issue less abstract; Argument that Goodridge is also different from Roe because it was a state--not national--decision; Prediction that time will shift public opinion in a more libertarian direction on gay marriage.
ACCESSION #
13183656

 

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