In this article from the Telegraph, Lady Hale, Britain’s senior woman
judge argues for legal gay marriage–and for extending the benefits of
marriage to single people who bring up other people’s children, or who care
for the aged.
This is tantamount to a proposal for the abolition of marriage and its
replacement by a series of infinitely flexible relationship
contracts. Such a system would be totally destructive of the notion that
marriage holds mothers and fathers together for the sake of their
children. This prominent sponsor of British same-sex marriage is obviously
a living refutation of the “conservative case” for gay marriage. Gay
marriage, for her, is very evidently a mere prelude to the eventual
abolition of marriage itself.