Two and a half weeks ago, I had a piece at the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse site, about the Iowa Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. But there was much, much more that could have been said about that case. Today at Public Discourse, Jennifer Roback Morse says a lot of it, under the apt title “The Institution Formerly Known As Marriage.” Here’s a very brief sample:
The essential purpose of marriage is to attach mothers and fathers to their children and to one another. Absent this purpose, we would not need marriage as a distinct social institution.
In those two sentences are more wisdom than in the 69 pages of the Iowa ruling. But read the whole thing.