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Why Time Forgot To Mention The Gays In Its Giant Marriage Cover Story

Time magazine, the news weekly that’s slightly less awful than Newsweek, published an entire cover story on the state of marriage in America … and forgot to mention The Gays. “I guess, the story we were trying to tell is a different story, one we thought had been less explored than the fight over gay marriage. It’s about how the way we practice marriage now is changing the economics of our society. While the fight over gay marriage is a very big deal, we felt we had told that story pretty well elsewhere, dating back to 2004,” says reporter Belinda Luscombe, evidently concluding that stories about the current state of warfare don’t have to mention Iraq or Afghanistan, because hey, those things get covered all the time. [AfterElton]