The homosexualization of the military removes fundamental obstacles to the homosexualization of marriage

As I wrote in another entry today, the conservatives who are weakly opposing—and in many case, supporting—the repeal of the prohibition on homosexuals in the military show no awareness that this law will make it hard or impossible for them to continue to oppose homosexual “marriage.” If homosexuals are good enough to fight and die for our country, why aren’t they good enough to marry each other? Marriage, conservatives will reply, is different, it’s a unique institution with its own requirements. Yes, but for the last 17 years conservatives have argued that the military is different, a unique institution with its own requirements, and now they’ve backed away from that. The military has become just one more area of society that must be non-discriminatory. Why shouldn’t marriage be non-discriminatory as well?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 31, 2010 10:26 AM | Send

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