The New Yorker features two moms on its Mother's Day cover

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.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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