Joshua Livestro on Dutch Marriage:
He reports that only a small fraction of gay couples have actually married [apparently the societal legitimation was more important than the actual ability to marriage] and that heterosexual marriage rates have sunk while illegitimacy rates have risen.
Susan Shell on the Liberal Case Against Gay Marriage:
a society without the means of formally acknowledging, through marriage, the fact of generation, like one without the means of formally acknowledging, through funeral rites, the fact of death, seems impoverished in the most basic of human terms.
Maggie Gallagher on Mitt Romney and Massachussetts:
In birth certificates, the line for mother and father becomes “Parent A” and “Parent B.”
[S]chool textbooks and classroom instruction may be required to assert absolute societal indifference between traditional marriage and same-sex practice.
What if the courts made a social revolution and the old regime forgot to show up?
The Washington Post on the voters’ reluctance to think about SSM.