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Why the Right Can’t Win the Gay Marriage Fight

posted on May 3, 2012

In the April issue of The American Conservative, Editor Daniel McCarthy argues the increasing acceptance of gay marriage signals the end of the 2000-year era when the Church determined the meaning of marriage and family (with monogamous heterosexuality as the organizing unit of family life). He notes the widespread acceptance of homosexuality marks a profound, and, most likely, irreversible change in Western Culture. “Same-sex marriage will not lead to civilizational collapse,” McCarthy writes. It has “shocked conservatives,” he concludes, “[b]ut this innovation has moved so far so quickly only because it is not at all out of step with the institutions and ideas of our time.”

Read at The American Conservative