Conservative leaders worry that their movement’s days are numbers. Brown student Sean Quigley proves them wrong:
The argument that I would like to proffer is that governments, at all levels, in this country and others, should either maintain, encourage and facilitate proper marriage, or remove themselves from the institution altogether. A piece of paper cannot validate a marriage; it can only grant legal recognition to a marriage that exists independently of the law.
Supposing that gay marriage is even conceptually possible, why do gay Americans demand a piece of paper? Is marriage truly their aim? What seems more likely is that they crave social sanction for their lifestyles, and attempt to effect it by demanding that legislators, judges and executives impose acceptance on society.