Can same-sex couples help save marriage?

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post, 7/31/2013

...Because the desire of gay people to live in publicly committed relationships is seen increasingly as an endorsement of marriage as it has long been understood, there are new opportunities to defend marriage itself. We need to lay down arms in the culture wars and face up to the urgency of strengthening families. One person who hopes we will take this path is David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values. Once a strong foe of same-sex marriage, Blankenhorn has dropped his opposition and urged that we turn our attention instead to a disturbing development: Well-off Americans are far more likely to be in stable marriages than are the less affluent. This creates a damaging social cycle – economic inequality is breeding family instability even as family instability is deepening economic inequality.

Subjects: Marriage, Gay marriage


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