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Does the feminist ideal of gender equality lead to gay marriage? Yes, says Helen Rittelmeyer:
Gender differences matter; men and women are not equivalent; gay marriage pretends that they are, and so reinforces a falsehood that’s already dangerously prevalent… . Don’t be fooled when feminists say that they want equality, not sameness. It may sound like a concession, but it isn’t one… . The very fact that people think of hetero- and homosexuality as inflexible sexual preferences tells us that gender isn’t just any characteristic, but a fundamental one.
Traditional marriage is based on the assumption that men and women are different in complementary ways, so that their union forms an integral whole. If, as feminists claim to believe, men and women are essentially the same, then the notion of complementarity is invalid, and it doesn’t matter whether you marry a man or a woman.
The centrality of gender difference to the marriage debate was discussed Monday by Eve Tushnet.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online