The Episcopal Church was and is right to affirm same-sex marriage. Now we should be willing to face the costs.
"The more we read," writes James Fallows, "the more we see reminders that experiences or perceptions we thought were distinctive to us are in fact widespread, even banal." And here I thought I was the only one who ever noticed that! Fallows has in mind his admiration of the Book of Common Prayer.
The new liturgy makes no claim that couples of the same sex can, in the ecclesiastical sense, marry. What it does say is more interesting.