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Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society

David3036 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:09 PM
A certain percentage of the population will always be gay -- whatever percent that is, which is difficult to measure. It has always been that way. It didn't start in the 1960s, or the 70s or 80s. The thing that has changed is the new openness about it and the gay-rights movement, which DID start in the 1960s. Isn't that better than the old way, which involved guys like Ted Haggard getting married to women and cheating with men on the side?

One significant development in the recent election was votes in four states approving same sex marriage initiatives. Until now, all previous state referenda to approve same sex marriage – 32 of them - failed.

The Wall Street Journal editorial page – a place where conservatives usually turn for intellectual capital – saw this as cause for celebration.

According to the Journal, marriage definition should come from voters, not from court orders. Americans, they argue, have “shown themselves more than capable of changing their views on gay marriage the democratic way.”

In other words, our definition of marriage should follow process, not...