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Fma Non-Update

I said I would have something up this week responding to the latest comments by Andrew Sullivan and Eugene Volokh on the Federal Marriage Amendment. Alas I have been given an assignment that’s eating up my time, and I’m not as productive as Sullivan (or Volokh, probably). Also, the argument they’re making–that the second sentence of the proposed amendment prohibits civil unions as well as gay marriage–seems to be becoming the consensus view of the amendment’s opponents. I’ve seen it just this week in comments by Evan Wolfson and an article by Andrew Koppelman. So I’m going to wait until I have time to address it carefully, comprehensibly, and succinctly–probably early next week.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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