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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Blankenhorn v. Carpenter

In the Weekly Standard, David Blankenhorn has an article on same-sex marriage based on his new book, The Future of Marriage.  He argues that:

When it comes to the health of marriage as an institution and the legal status of same-sex unions, there is much to be gained from giving up the search for causation and studying some recurring patterns in the data . . . . It turns out that certain clusters of beliefs about and attitudes toward marriage consistently correlate with certain institutional arrangements. The correlations crop up in a large number of countries and recur in data drawn from different surveys of opinion.

Dale Carpenter responds here and here.  Though Carpenter describes Blankenhorn's book as "deeply wrong," he also calls it "probably the best single book yet written opposing gay marriage."


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