Society seems to evolve out of the bad old cruft at a painfully slow pace - look at how much slavery can still be found in the world - but on the bright side, humanity has come a long way.

I think it will take a long time before the institution of marriage goes the way of conscription and segregation, but the trend is good. Let's hope that a century from now, people will look back at the matrimania of the mid 20th century and just shake their heads.

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