"We ought to distinguish between the religious conceptions of marriage (a sacred union) and the civil conception (a contract bestowing obligations and benefits). Ideally, the government would not be involved in the religious conception of marriage; failing that, the Republican Party should support extending the legal privileges and obligations of such relationships."
"I believe absolutely in giving gay couples the full panoply of legal rights available to straight couples, and I believe those rights should be recognized from one state to another. I am equally firm in my conviction that marriage is an ancient and unique institution, and one inextricably intertwined with religion, and that the state should not redefine marriage to suit the political whims of the moment."The Journal also surveyed bloggers on whether or not the Obama administration should tackle the immigration issue this year. Check it all out here.
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