The Corner

“divorced, stigmatized and barred any legal protections”

Andrew Sullivan says that’s how I want gays in America to live. No, I just want to protect the institution of marriage — which is between a man and a woman. That doesn’t necessitate marginalizing or making second-class citizens of anyone. It’s protecting the integrity of what marriage is.

I know we disagree and that doesn’t delight me in any way. But marriage between man and woman, raising children is at the heart of civilization. And we’re in danger of losing it. That can’t be. Redefining it would be the wrong direction.

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