Jonathan Rauch was the very first intellectual who ever made the case to me that same-sex marriage was not only an important cause, but an essentially conservative cause. I was unpersuaded then and remain more or less unpersuaded now. But, the fact that Rauch was pushing for same-sex marriage more than ten years ago when the idea was barely a ripple in the cultural consciousness of the nation, lends him an authority on the issue that few can claim. So, we should listen when he urges the Supreme Court not to intercede on the issue but let the political process play itself out. Here is his essay at TNR.
NCR Email Alerts
Sign up to get NCR updates by email. Existing users: change your preferences here. Enter your email address in the box below and click “Go.”
In This Issue
- Editorial: Francis should speak frankly on nuclear threat
- Buenos Aires slums have shaped a papacy
- Families and Francis
- Special Section (in print only): Ministry & Mission
Some articles are only available in the print newspaper and Kindle edition.
by Tom Smith Soul Seeing
by Tom Gallagher NCR Today