The Ever-Changing Definition of “Traditional Marriage” June 26, 2015

The Ever-Changing Definition of “Traditional Marriage”

Matt Baume does an excellent job in this video explaining how “traditional marriage” has really changed over time:

This line shocked me: “Until 1993 — 1993! — it was legal for a man to rape his wife in some states. If you want to be technical, outlawing spousal rape was a radical redefinition of marriage going back thousands of years.”

There’s a great transcript of the entire video (with relevant links) here.

We should consider ourselves lucky that the definition of marriage has been so flexible over the years.


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