GOODBYES

5 Things We’ll Miss After The Prop 8 Trial Ends

The history lessons

Who knew that whenever bigots screamed about homos wanting to “redefine marriage” that they were right? The testimony from Harvard history professor Nancy Cott showed us just how much The M-Word has changed over time. It’s gone from being a financial arrangement and a way to keep blacks and whites apart to a social privilege that a lot of folks define just as they and their Bibles wish. That’s reassuring; we always knew our parents’ fucked-up relationships weren’t “traditional marriages” by any stretch of the imagination, but at least they were in good company, historically speaking.