Why liberals should get behind marriage

Boats surround the taxi boat of George Clooney and his wife, Amal Alamuddin Clooney, in September 2014 on the Grand Canal in Venice.

Boats surround the taxi boat of George Clooney and his wife, Amal Alamuddin Clooney, in September 2014 on the Grand Canal in Venice. (CNN)The collapse of marriage in our poorest communities — and its tragic impact — is a familiar story. But increasingly, marriage is becoming a marker of class privilege in America, something increasingly reserved for the affluent. If progressives want to tackle the scourge of inequality, then the retreat from marriage is an issue they can’t ignore.

The reality is that the retreat from marriage is pervading the working middle class — the two-thirds of Americans without a […]