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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Supreme Court Justice Alito is wrong about the history of so-called traditional marriage
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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During yesterday’s oral arguments concerning the federal Defense of Marriage Act,  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, a staunch conservative, said this:

“Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is very new.”

But Alito was wrong on both counts.  History shows that marriage is an ever-changing institution. Nor is same-sex marriage anything new.

Consider THIS:

Actually, the institution [of marriage] has been in a process of constant evolution. Pair-bonding began in the Stone Age as a way of organizing and controlling sexual conduct and providing a stable structure for child-rearing and the tasks of daily life. But that ...

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