Lila Shapiro, Huffington Post, 3/24/2013
Up until recently, David Blankenhorn – the founder and president of nonprofit think-tank the Institute for American Values – was one of the most prominent opponents of same-sex marriage in America. In books, articles and more than a dozen public debates, Blankenhorn made the case that legalizing gay marriage would hurt the institution of marriage and American children... What did have an impact was his unlikely friendship with Rauch, the gay activist and writer and a frequent sparring partner of Blankenhorn's in the debates. In 2011, after going head to head at the University of Georgia at Athens Law School, Rauch and Blankenhorn rode back to the Atlanta airport together, Blankenhorn driving, Rauch in the passenger's seat. For once, their talk went beyond the pros and cons of legalizing same-sex marriage.