Ed Team

Marriage as an Equal-Opportunity Institution

Filed By Ed Team | July 05, 2011 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Judith Stacy, LGBT civil rights, marriage, New York, New York University

"Marriage never has been or will be an equal-opportunity institution. As the United States gradually makes the membership rules to marriage gender-inclusive, it risks deepening our sharp class and race disparities in marriage and family life. If we wish to avoid this fate, we should not be celebrating the benefits of marriage. Instead we need to develop family policies that give greater recognition and resources to the growing array of families formed."

- Judith Stacy, a sociology professor at New York University, writing about the flaws of conservative and liberal perspectives on marriage equality, in "Unequal Opportunity," a segment of The New York Times' special feature "Marriage: The Next Chapter."

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