Thanks for publishing my photograph Dissent Magazine (@DissentMag). It’s a very detailed piece written by philospher Martha Nussbaum, PhD, that was actually published in 2009 (I love the ways the things I do are brought to me via social media).
I’m linking to this piece becuase it’s a such an interesting time capsule of thought from a time before even Washington, DC experienced marriage equality (one of the first in the nation to do so, in 2010).
It’s also a wonderful counterbalance to a recent way this same photograph was used, which resulted in the publication’s license being terminated (see: Thanks for removing my photo from your website, TechCrunch, and what a tyrant doesn’t look like)
Dissent Magazine is of course licensed to use the photograph under @CreativeCommons, because it’s being used as intended, to help the world learn to ❤️ better.
I’m also pointing out that in 2009, Martha Nussbaum,PhD and Dissent Magazine knew what was right, because in this situation, knowing what’s right isn’t that hard.
Love always wins.
Marriage is both ubiquitous and central. All across our country, in every region, every social class, every race and ethnicity, every religion or non-religion, people get married. For many if not most people, moreover, marriage is not a trivial matter. …Source: A Right to Marry? Same-sex Marriage and Constitutional Law | Dissent Magazine