The choice of children: the logic of gay marriage and abortion


At his  New York Times blog, Ross Douthat has been doing a yeoman’s work, making me almost regret  my critique of his essay on gay marriage by offering a patient, sophisticated case for preserving the “ideal” of heterosexual marriage. 

Specifically, I was pleased to see him affirm my point that the  legal affects the culture in addition to reflecting it, a point often lost on my peers. One of my favorite moments is when he turns the civil rights narrative on his opponents to prove the point: