Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Lesser Known Revolution of 1968

Kudos to Nancy Polikoff for her smart LA Times oped the other week! Nancy is the author of Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law, and a law professor at American University, and a scholar who calls for valuing contemporary families not as they "should" be but as they are. Here's the lede graf (journo speak for the opening paragraph) of her oped:
It's the 1968 revolution you never heard of. Forty years ago today, tucked in between the assassinations of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling repudiated centuries of settled law by granting constitutional recognition and protection to a previously outcast group: children born outside of marriage and their parents....
From a "making it PoP" perspective, I like her lede sentence. Very grabby. For the skinny, read the rest here.

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