As I ride the bus up to New York City this morning to report on this press conference, I’m taking the time to catch up on the most significant debate currently taking place between those who support the traditional “conjugal” view of marriage and those who wish to redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships.
All of this began when Prof. Robby George, Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis wrote “What is Marriage?” last month.
I’m simply going to lift Justin Taylor’s method of presenting the materials:
- “The Argument Against Gay Marriage: And Why It Doesn’t Fail” (first response to Professor Yoshino)
- “Marriage: Merely a Social Construct?” (Response to Northwestern Law Professor Andy Koppelman)
- “Marriage: Real Bodily Union” (Response to Family Scholars blogger Barry Deutsch)
- “Marriage: No Avoiding the Central Question” (Response to second Yoshino piece)
In addition, Maggie Gallagher at the National Organization for Marriage is engaged in an online debate with Evan Wolfson hosted by The Economist on whether gay marriage ought to be legal. Besides reading the exchange, I would urge you to vote in their online poll asking the same question (the traditional marriage folks are currently outnumbered 2-1).
Marriage affects all of us, so it is in our best interest to try to understand it better.