Marriage Is a Right, Not an Obligation

Celebrate Justice Kennedy's opinion, but remember that single people can be happy, too.

She said yes.

Photographer: David McNew/Getty Images

Justice William O. Douglas, who wrote the most famous paean to marriage in Supreme Court history before Friday, loved marriage so much he did it four times. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the court's landmark opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges has been married to the same woman for more than 50 years -- he, too, seems profoundly committed to the institution’s importance.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.