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The definition of family

September 15, 2010, 10:35 am | Posted by Beth Dahlman

Noticed this interesting piece in the New York Times today:

A majority of Americans now say their definition of family includes same-sex couples with children, as well as married gay and lesbian couples.

At the same time, most Americans do not consider unmarried cohabiting couples, either heterosexual or same-sex, to be a family — unless they have children.

The study seems to show that marriage makes the difference. It’s more than just a set of legal rights and privileges. In the minds of most Americans, marriage makes you a family.

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One Response to “The definition of family”

  1. Atheist Anarchist says:

    New York, New York! :D Love, Ohio.