Inside Marriage - The Atlantic

Are same-sex marriages different from heterosexual ones? Does the institution change when it’s expanded to include gay couples? For a long time there wasn’t enough data to answer those questions. But now that same-sex marriage has been legal in parts of the United States and Europe for a decade, there’s finally enough research. In “The Gay Guide to Wedded Bliss,” Liza Mundy offers an analysis of this research to determine how same-sex married couples are distinctive, and how they’re not. Here, we take an in-depth look at the studies, trends, and still-open questions Mundy explores in her piece.

Marriage Policy Encourages One Spouse to Stay Home and the Other to Work Reuters

Marriage Policy Encourages One Spouse to Stay Home and the Other to Work

How will this affect same-sex couples as they gain more and more legal rights?

How to Live in a World Where Marriage Is in Decline Jason Redmond/Reuters

How to Live in a World Where Marriage Is in Decline

Public policy should catch up with the reality that fewer and fewer children are being raised in homes with two married parents.

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Unequal, Unfair, and Unhappy: The 3 Biggest Myths About Marriage Today

Most married couples with children are satisfied with their relationships.

I'm Gay, but I'm Not Switching to a Church That Supports Gay Marriage Flickr / Jess Pac

I'm Gay, but I'm Not Switching to a Church That Supports Gay Marriage

With so many options for gay Christians, why stick with the Catholic church?

How Marital Infidelity Became America's Last Sexual Taboo Universal Pictures

How Marital Infidelity Became America's Last Sexual Taboo

As Americans increasingly embrace a range of behaviors, they're less and less permissive of cheating.

Mrs. & Mrs. Smith: How Some Gay Couples Reclaim Old Marriage Traditions Mike Licht/flickr

Mrs. & Mrs. Smith: How Some Gay Couples Reclaim Old Marriage Traditions

Same-sex couples approach the age-old issues of changing their last names and deciding what to call their partners.

Questions to Consider Before Getting Married, Whether You're Straight or Gay Fabrice Lambert/Wikimedia Commons

Questions to Consider Before Getting Married, Whether You're Straight or Gay

Twelve topics that the Dean of the National Cathedral encourages engaged couples to discuss

Are Same-Sex Couples a Model for How to Revive Heterosexual Marriage?

Are Same-Sex Couples a Model for How to Revive Heterosexual Marriage?

Liza Mundy and Hanna Rosin discuss insights from decades of social science research. 

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