Reverend Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, State of Belief, 2/16/2013
Institute for American Values founder David Blankenhorn was a prominent voice in support of California's Proposition 8 to define marriage in that state as between one man and one woman just a few short years ago. But last year, he publicly announced a reversal in his position, via an op-ed in the New York Times. Not stopping there, David Blankenhorn has now initiated a campaign to start a new conversation about marriage – and he's mustered the resources of the Institute for American Values, where he has gathered an illustrious list of signatories for his call to start a new conversation, and liberate marriage from the culture war position it's currently trapped in. The audacious goal: to strengthen the institution of marriage itself, with the help of straight and gay couples alike.