Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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.