Thursday, March 28, 2013

TIME Cover Story Says It All

We received great news that mainstream media TIME Magazine is releasing 2 separate covers for their next addition proclaiming that "Gay Marriage Already Won." We went with the lesbian version of course. Rick Stengel TIME Managing Editor stated, "Whatever the Supreme Court decides, it seems clear that the majority of Americans feel marriage is a civil right & that denying that right to people because of their sexual orientation is a violation of equal protection under the law…. We had a long debate in our offices about this week’s cover images of two same-gender couples. Some thought they were sensationalist & too in-your-face. Others felt the images were beautiful & symbolized the love that is at the heart of the idea of marriage. I agree with the latter & I hope you do too." In his cover story, TIME's David Von Drehle reports that recent polls show that gay marriage is now embraced by half or more of all Americans, with support among young voters running as high as 4 to 1. Von Drehle stated, "Yesterday’s impossible now looks like tomorrow’s inevitable…. What’s most striking about this seismic social shift—as rapid & unpredictable as any turn in public opinion on record—is that it happened with very little planning. In fact, there was a lot of resistance from the top. Neither political party gave a hint of support before last year, nor was marriage part of the so-called homosexual agenda so worrisome to social-­conservative leaders…. Instead, the impetus has come from disparate forces in seemingly unconnected realms: courtrooms, yes, but also hospitals, nurseries, libraries & soundstages. The rise of gay marriage from joke to commonplace is a story of converging strands of history." Read Story...
The photo was taken by Award-winning photographer Peter Hapak. The couple is Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson & Kristen Ellis-Henderson who are legally married in New York State with two children. It goes on sale March 29th. Updates to Come...:)
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