The definition of family
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.