One Brave Professor Urges His Colleagues to Speak Up for Marriage

by Maggie Gallagher

At Eastern Kentucky University, a professor named Todd Hartch braved the climate of chilled speech to speak up on his view that domestic partnerships threaten marriage. In the backlash that followed, he felt at first alone and unprotected, but he persevered and soon found many others who shared his concerns among faculty and students. Essentially, he single-handedly sparked a campus-wide discussion of the nature of marriage.

Today in the Public Discourse, he urges his fellow professors to have the courage of their convictions: Breaking through the academy’s PC silence is necessary and, ultimately, rewarding.