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Amusing, sensitive 'Immediate Family' tackles sexual orientation, race
Amusing, sensitive 'Immediate Family' tackles sexual orientation, race

Judged by the lofty standards of dramatic literature, Paul Oakley Stovall's "Immediate Family" isn't all that impressive. But as dramatic entertainment, it's often touching and amusing and through its sensitive handling of topical subjects it means to do some good in the world. Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the same-sex marriage cases that had Justice Anthony M. Kennedy openly worrying about tampering with "millennia" of tradition. But as historian John Boswell pointed out decades ago in his groundbreaking book "Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality," "No marriages in ancient society closely match their...

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