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Monday, June 14, 2004

Reason: Objections to These Unions: What Friedrich Hayek can teach us about gay marriage: "But look. No matter how I come at this question, I keep bumping into the same wall. For the entire history of civilization, marriage has been between men and women. In every religion, every culture, every society -- maybe with some minor and rare exceptions, none of them part of our own heritage -- marriage has been reserved for the union of male and female. All the words in the world cannot change that. Same-sex marriage would not be an incremental tweak but a radical reform, a break with all of Western history.

"I'm sorry. I am not prepared to take that step, not when we are talking about civilization's bedrock institution. I don't know that I can even give you good reasons. It is just that what you are asking for is too much."

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Read this article. What great sense it makes. Haven't we had enough human disasters in the 20th century by people who thought they could create social orders that ignored basic human instincts?
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