xkcd: Marriage

This is interesting.  I’m not entirely sure what to conclude from it, but it is interesting.

via xkcd: Marriage.

This entry was posted in Zeitgeist and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to xkcd: Marriage

  1. ratamacue0 says:

    Mouse-over text: “People often say that same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 60s. But in terms of public opinion, same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 90s, when it had already been legal nationwide for 30 years.”

    Like

  2. Steve Morris says:

    Interesting. Popular approval of interracial marriage lagged the legal situation, but popular approval of same-sex marriage preceded the legal situation.

    From this I conclude that neither is cause nor effect. But what then?

    Like

    • I wondered the same thing. It does seem like popular approval of same-sex marriage is causing legal approval, but that legal approval of interracial marriage didn’t lead to popular approval. (Or if it did, it took a generation.)

      My takeaway, is that popular approval is the magic sauce. (Admittedly, not exactly counter-intuitive.)

      Like

Your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s