...and to file jointly as long as you both shall live?
By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 02, 2004
George Weigel seconds Maggie Gallagher on the fight for the survival of marriage:
When gay activists talk about the "benefits" of marriage, they're talking about entitlements granted by the state. When advocates of "marriage" rightly understood talk about the "benefits" of marriage, we mean, at least in the first instance, something different. As [Maggie] Gallagher puts it, we mean "the good things that happen when husbands and wives are joined in permanent, public, sexual, emotional, financial, and parenting unions" -- we mean the good things that happen to couples, and to the children who grow up in stable families. Legal "benefits" are secondary to these goods, which are public goods, not just state-conferred private goodies.
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