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Why Conservatives Should Support Same-Sex Marriage

Amending the marriage laws so as to allow two members of the same sex to marry may seem like an exercise in radical left-wing politics. It may be perceived as promoting an audacious change in the basic structure of an institution that has stood at the centre of human society’s efforts to regulate the reproductive cycle. One might therefore suppose that the initial reaction of a conservative to the prospect of gay marriage would be unqualified opposition. But, I would argue, this is too hasty a conclusion. It assumes that conservatives are by nature opposed to social change and that…

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