Yesterday Andrew Sullivan asked me to clarify several apparent contradictions in social conservatism. First, he asks, “Why is it ok to allow sodomy for straight people but not for gays?” For the umpteenth time, I state that I do not approve of sodomy laws–for anyone–and would like to see them repealed, legislatively. I have explained the underlying rationale for sodomy laws, but I do not myself believe that these laws are a good idea and would like to see them eliminated. Second, Sullivan asks why hate crimes laws are okay for every group except gays. But I do not like the idea of hate crimes laws–for anyone.