The debate over this amendment rages across the country and here at this blog. Much of the discussion is positive in nature, however many on both sides resort to frustration and name-calling. I wanted to outline my thoughts on this issue, which will probably anger everyone and leave me defending myself from both sides.
Scholar and author Stephanie Coontz explores the myths of traditional marriage in an excellent podcast. She is liberal and pro-gay, but her lecture, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, is thought provoking and very well done. She has also written a book on this subject (which I have not read) entitled Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage. Here’s some snippets from the podcast.