Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I agree with Michael Gerson

That's a headline I never thought I would write. Gerson was a speechwriter for George W. Bush, and is a staunch social conservative (which I am not). But he wrote quite eloquently today in the Washington Post about the gay marriage debate. You should read it if you get a chance. It's here.

I think Gerson gets it right. Conservatives are right to feel that judges probably shouldn't be making such an important decision, but they are completely wrong to feel we weren't already heading in that direction on our own--and at light speed (politically speaking). It was inevitable. It was the will of the people.

In fact, he argues, the success of the gay marriage movement wasn't because they were pushing for people to be pro-gay. They were pushing for people to be pro-commitment--which is completely in line with conservative and liberal thought. It unifies us as a nation. In the 36 states that already have gay marriage, absolutely nothing has happened since it became legal. "Traditional" marriage hasn't been harmed or affected in the slightest.