Last updated on: 9/10/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

New York Times Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Today’s two Supreme Court rulings involving same-sex marriage were a huge and gratifying victory in the long struggle to end government-sanctioned discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. It is sad, this deep into the national conversation about equal rights, that five justices were not willing to recognize a constitutional right for all couples to marry, regardless of the state where they live or their genders. But the momentum for marriage equality seems unstoppable, and such a breakthrough will eventually come…

But there are miles yet to travel on this civil rights journey. The new marriage rulings leave behind an unsupportable state-by-state patchwork that threatens valid marriages when state lines are crossed. Cases already in the pipeline could give the Supreme Court another chance to fully confront the harm to real people’s lives and establish marriage equality nationwide. Soon, we hope.”

“Victory for Equal Rights,” nytimes.com, June 26, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“The Times has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes and Citations, far more than any other newspaper. NYTimes.com combines The Times’s award-winning journalism and breaking news coverage with deep databases of content. It also has rich multimedia presentations.”

“About the Company,” nytco.com (accessed Sep. 10, 2013)

Mission:

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Other:
Daily newspaper