Here’s one last point on Kinsley’s piece. Keep in mind that Kinsley has already called for the abolition of legal marriage. So when he points to the next phase of the civil-rights struggle, it’s not hard to imagine what he means. This is why the Democratic party is driving itself into a corner. Their arrogant conviction that they are the inevitable future–their restless struggle to find ever more radical fields on which to fight battles for “civil rights”–is rapidly consigning the Democrats to the past.