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White Picket Fence White Picket Fence | S5 Ep1

Maybe you’ve noticed it — we’re in the midst of a moral panic about marriage. Pundits and politicians have become awfully concerned that people are marrying later, and less often. That a growing number of adults are living alone, without a spouse or partner. That divorce remains relatively common. That many women are having and raising kids as single mothers. Now, conservatives waxing poetic about family values is hardly new. But this is more than just hand-wringing with a microphone — these folks are actually doing something about it. In the first episode of our new season, we’re exploring the return of the marriage panic.