There seems to be some consensus that the proponents of traditional marriage are losing. An acquaintance from my parish—and fellow Oregonian-in-exile—passed along an article from the leftist organ The Daily Beast which discusses the "evolving" attitude of our culture (whether American or Western Civilization's) concerning marriage. And though the Daily Beast's reporting of historical trends are mostly near the mark, there is a decided push underlying each observation, a push for marriage to be taken one step further and to be opened up to same-sex couples.
Of course, few of their observations are particularly unique: I can point to more than a few conservative Christian (or simply orthodox Catholic) commentators who have made the same observations. For that matter, the Beast's narrative is somewhat implicit in many arguments that the state should recognize as marriages the civil partnerships of homosexual couples. Collectively, these observations look something like this:
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