Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mintz on the Historians' Briefs in Windsor

Over at Inside Higher Ed, Steven Mintz asks, Does History Matter?

At a time when many question the relevance of history,  it is noteworthy that the U.S. Supreme Court case that prohibited  the federal government from undercutting a state’s decision to extend "the recognition, dignity and protection" of marriage to same-sex couples, hinged on arguments advanced by professional historians.