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The history of marriage

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Stephanie Coontz
November 17, 2006
The argument over same-sex marriage rages on, but this week, Word for Word takes a step back from the debate over gay marriage and examines the history of marriage. Historian Stephanie Coontz says marriage has gone through some big changes—even in just the last fifty years. She spoke about the evolution of marriage in a speech at Minnesota's Century College on October 24.