My friend David Broussard just posted a lengthy discussion on the subject on which I left a comment.
My main point:
The issue ultimately comes down to exactly this point: should the government continue to encourage, to the extent that it has done so – a rather dubious claim in its own right – traditional nuclear families?
I believe that it should because:
- it is the will of the “overwhelming majority” that homosexual relationships not be given the same legal protections as traditional marriages
- homosexuality is, while hardly the worst character attribute to choose to indulge, something that American society ought to strive to minimize when possible
- when properly implemented, the mother/father/child(ren) environment is the optimal one in which to rear and care for the next generation