March 24, 2004
John Cornyn and Barney Frank debate (?) gay marriage
For what it's worth, I am not sold on gay marriage, but conclusory statements such as those made by Senator Cornyn yesterday do little to advance the political debate over gay marriage. What is his basis for the statement that gay marriage will undermine the institution of marriage? Statistical evidence? Scientific evidence? Or is his statement based on religious opposition to gay marriage? I do not know the basis for Senator Cornyn's opposition to gay marriage, but the only way to have a productive political debate is to support one's pronouncement on the issue with a persuasive (or even non-persuasive, if that is the case) basis for such pronouncement.
This related story deals with an issue that has the divorce lawyers salivating.
Posted by Tom at March 24, 2004 4:11 AM |
For what it's worth, I am not sold on gay marriage
Big T-- is this you speaking here? Was there ever any doubt? just checking?? There is an interesting article written by Jonathan Rauch in this month's Atlantic Monthly. He is apparently gay and is advocating for a federalist approach to the issue rather than a constitutional one--an experimental state by state trial basis. Could be interesting for your bloggers.
Posted by: jd walt at March 24, 2004 9:35 PM
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