Maggie Gallagher: Is Gay Marriage Inevitable?

December 16th, 2009 Posted in Gay Marriage |

Maggie GallagherHat Tip: Greg Griffith, Stand Firm

Responding to the piece at Politico by Ben Smith saying that gay marriage is inevitable, noted traditional marriage proponent Maggie Gallagher responds over at National Review with eight reasons why gay marriage it’s not. Among them:

2. Young people are not as unanimous as most people think.

In California, the young-adults vote split 55 percent to 45 percent. Is it so hard to imagine 5 percent of those young people changing their minds as they move through the life cycle?

3. The argument from despair is bait and switch.

They are trying push the idea that gay marriage is inevitable, because they are losing the argument that gay marriage is a good idea.

4. Progressives are often wrong about the future.

Here’s my personal litany: Progressives told me abortion would be a dead issue by today, because young people in 1975 were so pro-choice. They told me there would be no more homemakers at all by the year 2000, because of the attitudes and values of young women in 1975. Some even told me the Soviet Union was the wave of the future. I mean, really, fool me once shame on you. Fool me over and over again . . . I must be a Republican!

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