The New Yorker plans to honor Mother’s Day this weekend with a cover illustration featuring two moms.
Cover artist Chris Ware writes: “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. My wife, being a biology teacher, puts it even more succinctly: ‘Why are all these people so worried about who everybody else is sleeping with, anyway?’”