Steve Chapman on the Myth of ‘Traditional Marriage’

Gay marriageIn the
battle over same-sex marriage, opponents are strongly in favor of
deferring to the wisdom of our ancestors. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
uses the prevailing formula when he says, “I support traditional
marriage.” The Christian Coalition of America urges its friends to
“Say ‘I Do’ to Traditional Marriage.” But invoking age-old customs
has not served to convince the American people, most of whom now
favor letting gays wed. As Steve Chapman writes, Americans have
rarely rallied to the idea that we should do something just because
that’s what was done in the time of Henry VII or even George

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