New Podcast: Twice Removed

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OK, but there are still parents who disown their own children for being gay—those parents learning that they’re twice or thrice removed from Dan Savage or anyone else isn’t likely to inspire a change of heart. The fact that we’re all genetically linked is a banal truism that just isn’t profound enough in practical terms to matter all that much. Ancestry is mere coincidence, and the tendency of some to read special significance into minute fractions of relatedness is superstitious and delusional.

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