The Corner

Gay Marriage

Stanley: Speaking personally, a necessary, though not sufficient, condition

for me to support “gay marriage” would be a sure knowledge, based on

reliable statistics, that homosexual unions are not much less stable than

marriages currently are. If homosexual unions are much less stable than

marriages, then I can’t see how it can be denied that including such unions

within the scope of socially-recognized marriage would weaken marriage. Are

there actually any reliable statistics here? Given the difficulty of

defining “union,” and the agendas of everyone involved, it is possible that

there aren’t. If there are, though, I’d very much like to know what they

tell us.

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