The flurry of recent court decisions overturning bans on same-sex marriage in American courts has been astonishing even to advocates. But while news photos have shown same-sex couples tying the knot in various states, historian Daniel Rivers argues that the struggle over same-sex marriage has really been a struggle over children, parenting rights, and the definition of family. This month he puts children at the center of the same-sex marriage story.

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