"...as a comprehensive sharing of life--an emotional and biological union--marriage has value in itself and not merely as a means to procreation...Only this understanding makes sense of all the norms--annulability for non-consummation, the pledge of permanence, monogamy, sexual exclusivity--that shape marriage as we know it and that our law reflects. And only this view can explain why the state should regulate marriage (as opposed to ordinary friendships) at all--to make it more likely that, wherever possible, children are reared in the context of the bond between the parents whose sexual union gave them life."
Worth Revisiting: Robert George on "Gay Marriage, Democracy, and the Courts"
Written almost exactly a year ago, Robert George's article on "Gay Marriage, Democracy, and the Courts" is more applicable than ever in light of recent events in California.
Click here to to read the full article in the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt: