Yes, friends, it has been a while since last I blogged. Now, to be sure, I have scribbled out several ideas for posts, mostly related to civil discourse and gay marriage, an issue much in the news these past few with what one blogress (citing Taranto) called “the defenestration of Brendan Eich.”
On the whole, our national debate on gay marriage has been mightily lame, with all too many advocates calling opponents “haters” or “bigots” and with some opponents contending that gay married couples aren’t capable of assuming the responsibilities of the ancient and honorable institution.
Well, in his new book, Not Cool, Greg Gutfeld actually contributes to the debate on gay marriage:
What marriage does for straight men–narrowing choice and creating a structure that encourages and preserves a healthy, prosperous life–should be available to men who prefer other men. And if two ladies want to get hitched, go for it. Maybe because I’m more worried about straight marriage than gay marriage. As divorce rates rise, and illegitimacy rates skyrocket, it’s pretty clear the disintegration of marriage is not a promising path for all involved. Why ban something for others that keeps the others from destroying themselves?
When marriage is what Gutfeld describes it to be, then it is a good thing, whether the spouses be of different sexes — or the same sex.
NB: Several typos fixed since initial publication.