Supreme Court. Log In Here. But changing the meaning of marriage to accommodate homosexual orientation further and perhaps definitively undermines for all of us the very thing -- the gift, the birthright -- that is marriage's most distinctive contribution to human society. You are now following this newsletter. The battle over LGBT equality is far from over.
Children, of course, are rarely consulted.
Research from the Williams Institute at UCLA shows that lesbian and gay people are much more likely than heterosexuals to be raising nonbiological children. In order to know that, you don't need to have "spent a year studying the history and anthropology of marriage," as Blankenhorn claims to have done. Consider the position of David Blankenhorn, head of the Institute for American Values and star witness in favor of Proposition 8 when California's gay-marriage ban went on trial in
That's a change that, in the final analysis, I cannot support.