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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Someone Is Serious About Celebrating Lifelong Heterosexual Monogamy—Right, Ross?

Posted by Dan Savage on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 9:43 AM

If American social conservatives (Hello, Ross Douthat) wanna get serious about preserving the "sexual ideal" of traditional marriage—the union of one man and one woman, the celebration of lifelong heterosexual monogamy as a unique and indispensable estate, the commitment to lifelong fidelity and support by two sexually different human beings, blah blah blah—then they're going to have to do more than just deny marriage licenses to teh gays. They're going to have to, as I said last week, "call for laws that would punish straight people who fail to live up to that ideal."

On this the American Taliban can look to the actual Taliban for inspiration.

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