Which, of course, completely misses my point. I never said that marriage does not have a stabilizing affect on people. In fact, I assumed it in the point I was making. And the point I was making is that gays want to have it both ways in their PR campaigns: they first take umbrage if anyone tries to assert that they are overly promiscuous and then they turn around and argue that they need marriage in order to be less promiscuous.
Martin Cothran, blogger for the Disco. Inst., opposes gay marriage, and wonders:If their relationships are already stable, then why do they need to be stabilized?Compelling logic. Clearly, marriage is useless.
Of course, evidence suggests that marriage actually does have a stabilizing effect on people. And gay people, it turns out, are people, too.
Yes gay people are people too. So maybe we could restate the question for Rosenau and see if we can break through the logical firewall he seems to have set in his mental system settings: "If the relationships of gay people are already stable then why do we need marriage to stabilize them?"
We'll see what happens, but we're not hopeful