Yesterday’s hearing on “Legal Threats to Traditional Marriage” was fun, exciting–and very contentious. The Democrats were loaded for bear and did everything in their power to discredit my arguments about marriage in Scandinavia and the Netherlands. As far as I’m concerned, they had no success. But it wasn’t for lack of trying. Next week I’ll have a full report on the hearing, as well as a detailed response to Andrew Sullivan’s various posts on Scandinavia. I’ll also respond to an attack on my Scandinavia argument newly published in The New Republic. Clearly, gay marriage proponents are alarmed about the traction my Scandinavia arguments have been getting. They are going to be even more upset about my work on the Netherlands–which I gave a preview of in my testimony. I’m more than happy to see the gay marriage debate finally get around to the fate of marriage in Scandinavia and the Netherlands. The more scrutiny the situation in Europe gets the better, because the fact of the matter is that gay marriage in Europe is doing serious damage to marriage. Much more next week.