Monday, March 15, 2004

The Sanctity of Marriage Is Long Dead

In the current debate over gay marriage, many conservatives argue that allowing gays to marry would destroy the "sanctity of marriage." A column on the Wall Street Journal web site makes a different argument, that the sanctity of marriage has been gradually eroded over the past 40 years. It concludes:

"But traditionalists, especially Christian traditionalists (in whose ranks I include myself) need to get a clue about what has really been going on and face the fact that same-sex marriage, if it comes about, will not cause the degeneration of the institution of marriage; it is the result of it."

I don't necessarily agree with the premise, but it's an interesting point of view.

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