Today, we got a good one. This comes from the "Land of the Free". And, the topic of gay marriage continues.
I found this article from the Atlantic Online this morning. Apparently, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, by the name of Steve Chapman, asked "conservatives" who oppose gay marriage on so-called "practical grounds" to make simple, concrete predictions about measurable social indicators," now that various states are letting gays wed. According to Chapman, they refused.
But now I see that Maggie Gallagher, President of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, has circled back around to Chapman's question over at the National Review. She writes this as her response:1. In gay-marriage states, a large minority people committed to traditional notions of marriage will feel afraid to speak up for their views, lest they be punished in some way.
2. Public schools will teach about gay marriage.
3. Parents in public schools who object to gay marriage being taught to their children will be told with increasing public firmness that they don't belong in public schools and their views will not be accommodated in any way.
4. Religious institutions will face new legal threats (especially soft litigation threats) that will cause some to close, or modify their missions, to avoid clashing with the government's official views of marriage (which will include the view that opponents are akin to racists for failing to see same-sex couples as married).
5. Support for the idea "the ideal for a child is a married mother and father" will decline.
I love the good, solid, credible evidence based rationale for this one.... By the way, I cut and paste this directly from the article. I corrected her spelling mistakes.