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How Marriage Got Divorced from Law

Intellectual history is worth while if only as a warning that big changes can start from seemingly small ones. In First Things this week Discovery Sr. Fellow Wesley Jay Smith lays out the story of "palimony" and how a famous case in California 35 years ago--Marvin v. Marvin--changed the legal meaning of marriage and sped the cultural transformation.

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