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History of U.S. Marriage: Miscegenation Laws

The national debate on gay marriage -- centered in places as unconnected as New York state, San Franscisco, Oregon, Georgie, New Jersey and Seattle -- is by turns civil and rancorous.

The status of an institution often seen as being woven into the national fabric is now up for discussion. In a two-part examination of the history of American discussions on marriage and its evolution, NPR's Robert Siegel talks with social historians about crises faced by marriage in the United States.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.