From Fighting Same-Sex Marriage to Forging a Pro-Marriage Coalition for All

Mark Oppenheimer, New York Times, 1/29/2013

Though he has long been a foe of same-sex marriage, Mr. Blankenhorn, who was raised in Mississippi and attended Harvard, never invoked a religious justification and did not oppose civil unions for gay men and lesbians. Instead, he argued that heterosexual marriage was society's most important institution, central to child rearing. The new coalition, according to the institute's manifesto, would be for anyone who wonders, "If unwed childbearing is not good for teens, is it good for twenty-somethings?" Or for those eager to know, "What economic policies strengthen marriage? What marriage policies create wealth?"

Subjects: Marriage, Gay marriage, What is marriage?


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