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Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society

everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 1:20 PM
Lost society = Loving V. Virginia? I don't think so. Marriage throughout its history is continually being redefined. See Stephanie Coontz's book on marriage or her website for more on marriage (for instance: http://www.stephaniecoontz.com/articles/article67.htm)

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...