Conservative Ted Olson makes a strong case for why gays should be allowed to marry, and he does a better and more eloquent job of it than many liberals. He and David Boies are arguing the case in federal court that is attempting to overturn California’s Proposition 8.
While acknowledging that many conservatives are strongly against gay marriage, Olson points out that “Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation” and “The fact that individuals who happen to be gay want to share in the vital social institution is evidence that conservative ideals enjoy widespread acceptance. Conservatives should celebrate this”.
I am glad to see that gay marriage doesn’t have to be a conservative versus liberal issue.