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New York Times: It's Not Gay Marriage vs. the Church Anymore

William EskridgeThe Supreme Court will hear arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case brought to determine whether the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state.

In The New York Times, Bill Eskridge '73 tracks how "religious practice and doctrine can change when public attitudes and the law change," as evidenced by race relations in the United States.

He notes that, "The faith traditions supporting marriage equality are telling the court that religions, like American families, are diverse. An increasing number of Bible-based faith communities have an inclusive attitude toward gay families and marriages."

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