The Gay Marriage Movement’s “Weirdly Judgmental Non-Judgmentalism”
Christopher Caldwell writes in the Claremont Review, “The most troubling aspect of the gay-marriage movement is that, more than any social movement in living memory…it aims not to engage in lively debate but to shut it down.” British blogger Brendan O’Neill argues that while “Some have sought to depict the drive for gay marriage as a continuation of the struggle for civil rights that exploded in the mid-twentieth century; it’s better understood as a continuation, and intensification, of the modern state’s desire to get a foot in the door of our private lives and to assume sovereignty over our relationships.”
“Gay Rites,” by Christopher Caldwell. The Claremont Review, April 4, 2013. A review of Michael Klarman’s book From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage (Oxford University Press, 2012).
“The iron fist in the velvet glove of gay marriage,” by Brendan O’Neill. Spiked, December 12, 2012.
“Gay marriage: a case study in nonconformism,” by Brendan O’Neill. Spiked, April 11, 2013.