Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A good argument for gay marriage from a conservative perspective

Here's Jon Rauch on why gay marriage should be normalized:
Suffice it to say that, in a society riddled with divorce and fatherlessness, family policy’s essential task is to shore up marriage’s status as a norm. In a world where gay couples look married, act married, talk married, raise kids together, and are increasingly accepted as married, the best way to preserve marriage’s normative status is to bring gay couples inside the tent. Failing to do so, over time, will tar marriage as discriminatory, legitimize co-habitation and other kinds of non-marriage, and turn every successful gay couple into a cultural advertisement for the expendability of matrimony.
Via Sullivan, naturally. It's interesting to see how to get to gay marriage from a traditionalist path.

3 Comments:

Blogger TRUTHMONGER said...

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1:31 AM, June 13, 2007  
Blogger Zachary Drake said...

Oh yes, because irrelevant drive-by spam always makes me want to support a candidate.

Look what happens when you put "conservative" in a post title...

3:06 AM, June 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great point Zachary. If you listen closely to the arguments against same-sex marriage: the benefits to children, benefits to communities, the historically negative aspects the lives of gay men... sounds like they're actually arguing FOR gay marriage.

6:16 AM, June 14, 2007  

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