The New Yorker

The artist Chris Ware writes about his cover for the magazine's May 13 issue, which shows two moms reading a card:

Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of “diagnosable” to the final edit of “so what?” must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness.

Perhaps coincidentally, May 6 marked the one-year anniversary of Vice President Biden saying he was "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage, an event said to have pushed President Obama to express his own public support.