By Matthew Moore. The flavour formerly known as Chubby Hubby will be sold under the playful new name for the length of September. Ben and Jerry's has developed a reputation for social activism — and smart publicity stunts — since being founded by two former hippies in Burlington, Vermont in The firm has striven to retain its freethinking reputation despite its sale to food giant Unilever, and earlier this year marked Barack Obama's election as US president by renaming one of its nutty ice cream flavours "Yes Pecan". The state of Vermont's decision to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, which came into force on Tuesday, was deemed suitable grounds for another celebration. Ben and Jerry: Profile.
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Ryan Anderson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Emotive arguments and questionable rhetoric often characterise debates over same-sex marriage. But few attempts have been made to dispassionately dissect the issue from an academic, science-based perspective. Regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, the more robust, rigorous and reliable information that is publicly available, the better. There are considerable mental health and wellbeing benefits conferred on those in the fortunate position of being able to marry legally.
5 facts about same-sex marriage
A document has emerged suggesting that Obama had taken more public, liberal stands in the past than had been revealed in the digging of reporters and opposition researchers over two years of campaigning, the latest of several pointing to a rightward shift as he moved into national politics. In a questionnaire filled out for a Chicago gay and lesbian newspaper, then called Outlines, Obama came out clearly in favor of same-sex marriage, which he has opposed on the public record throughout his short career in national politics. On another questionnaire the same year, Obama said he would support a resolution in support of same-sex marriage. The editor of the Windy City Times, a successor of Outlines, Tracy Baim, said she hadn't deliberately held onto the news until after Obama's election.
On June 26, , the U. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed. As we approach the fourth anniversary of the ruling, here are five key facts about same-sex marriage:.