Same-sex marriage: where now?

Proof, if any were needed, that progressive politics has triumphed in the court of public opinion throughout the West came when a different court delivered its verdict on same-sex marriage. The US Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision extending marriage to couples in same-sex relationships is, arguably, the most important decision to date given the enormous cultural influence of the US. The speed of change has been remarkable, yet one that is, so far, almost entirely confined to ‘western’ nations (South Africa perhaps the most notable exception). It will be the subject of…

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