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A MORAL CROSSROADS FOR CONSERVATIVES

The Genie that Gay-Marriage Opponents Still Hope to Stuff Back into the Bottle

by Jonathan Rauch

for National Journal Magazine

http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/st_20090808_9125.php

A few of my favorite excerpts:

If cultural conservatism continues to treat same-sex couples as outside the social covenant, the currents of history will flow right around it, and future generations of conservatives will wonder how their predecessors could ever have made such a callous and politically costly mistake. . .

In another sense, however, she [Maggie Gallagher] is wrong. Never again will America not have gay marriage, and never again will less than a majority favor some kind of legal and social recognition for same-sex couples. The genie that gay-marriage opponents still hope to stuff back into the bottle is out and out for good. . .

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