Sunday, October 12, 2008

L.A. Times Op-Ed Article

Op-Ed article in the L.A. Times published Sept. 19, 2008:

I'm a liberal Democrat. And I do not favor same-sex marriage....

Legalized same-sex marriage almost certainly benefits those same-sex couples who choose to marry, as well as the children being raised in those homes. But changing the meaning of marriage to accommodate homosexual orientation further and perhaps definitively undermines for all of us the very thing -- the gift, the birthright -- that is marriage's most distinctive contribution to human society. That's a change that, in the final analysis, I cannot support.
Full article here

David Blankenhorn is founder and president of the New York-based Institute for American Values, a nonpartisan organization devoted to strengthening families and civil society in the U.S. and the world. He is also the author of "The Future of Marriage."

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