It's an interesting juxtaposition: Some on the left are clobbering Bloomberg for making the same argument about teen heterosexuals that attorneys are using to bolster a state law against same-sex marriage.
"I've been trying to tell cultural conservatives, gay marriage is a socially conservative movement," Jonathan Rauch, a gay man who is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, told me. "These are hundreds of thousands of Americans embracing family values."
The gay community, Rauch continued, has "given up the liberationist values to make up the rules and have tons of sex." After the AIDS crisis, "we came out of the '80s and early '90s realizing that family is not something that you do to tie yourself down and not have fun. Family is what you need."