This week, more than 250 major corporations, cities and employers declared that same-sex marriage ought to be recognized under federal law everywhere in the United States. What brought about this dramatic shift? And why do some of America’s leading conservative institutions today embrace marriage equality? That story actually began over three decades ago. For the owners of the Village Voice in 1982, it was a simple question. Should we consider same-sex couples equally with married opposite sex couples when it comes to offering health care and other workplace benefits?