“The New Yorker” Celebrates Mother’s Day With Two Moms On The Cover

Look for this heartwarming cover illustration by Chris Ware, just in time for Mother’s Day. posted on

1. The cover of The New Yorker on May 13th will feature two mothers in honor of Mother’s Day:

2. Artist Chris Ware writes in his cover story blog:


Now that the numbers are in on same-sex marriage, many Republicans are falling like dominos all over themselves to express their support for something that only a few months ago they steadfastly claimed to stand against. They’ll probably soon claim that this is how they felt all along, and they were simply too hamstrung by politics to be able to say what they really meant. Well, okay. In the spirit of openheartedness and what life is really all about, I’ll go so far as to say that the fear of others may mask some deep-seated desire to understand, and maybe even to love. Because really, what is there to be afraid of? 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?”

3. This isn’t the first time the publication has honored families with two mothers:

This cartoon appeared in May 2011.

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