Traditional marriage? What traditional marriage?
Many, if not most, opponents of gay marriage are inclined to cast themselves as valiant defenders of “traditional marriage,” as if marriage was an immutable institution through all of human history — until the sexual deviates came along and perverted the whole deal.
The problem with this self-righteous defense of so-called tradition is that it ignores the actual historical record, as Steve Chapman EXPLAINS:
In arguments over a California ban on gay marriage, [Supreme Court] Justice Samuel Alito expressed reservations about abandoning time-honored arrangements. “Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years,” he said, while same-sex marriage is ...