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“Judicial Activism Is Not a Winning Strategy”

for same-sex marriage and civil unions, says Ryan Sager. I’m not sure he’s right. Would civil unions be polling as well as they do–according to the exit polls, a plurality of voters (35 percent) support them–if the courts had not acted in Vermont and Massachusetts? Vermont made civil unions thinkable, and Massachusetts made them moderate.

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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