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All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes
Posted June 12, 2009 to photo album "All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes"
Slide 16: Keeping the promise of marriage
During the current hoorah over gay marriage, to hear the conservative punditocracy tell it, you would think that marriage is an age-old immutable institution. Yet in U.S. history, the marriage contract has been a continuously developing legal institution. While the American colonies required that marriages be officially registered, up until the mid-19th century state supreme courts ruled that cohabitation was valid evidence of marriage.