It's Not You, It's the Gays

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Excellent satire of the view that gay marriage is going to imperil heterosexual couples:



In addition to the issue of justice for gay and lesbian couples, and to the vital need to mock conservatives, there's really a larger problem here. It's genuinely the case that we have a lot of social problems that are complicated by family instability -- children are expensive and time-consuming and tend to be much better off if both parents are involved in bringing them up. So the idea that marriage and family life could, in some sense, use some shoring-up isn't a crazy one. But conservatives don't seem to have many actual ideas about doing this apart from blaming the gays. But I think serious social conservative ideas on this front would be welcome.

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