Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NOM is just too much fun to pick on

I rather appreciated David Frum's honesty when he states that attacking Same Sex Marriage (SSM) has done nothing to improve the institution of marriage whatsoever.  Although the article gets lost in a bunch of statements with unmeasurable measurements:
Instead -- while American family stability has continued to deteriorate -- it has deteriorated much more slowly than it did in the 1970s and 1980s before same-sex marriage was ever seriously thought of.
I say unmeasurable because I don't think there's a way to measure how good marriages are. If a marriage is  bad, don't stay in it. I'm so glad you don't have to. But if you stay in it, then it measures as good, while a marriage that should've ended so the person can find the right person for them is measure as bad. But that's okay, because Frum makes the statement that needs to be made:
Whatever is driving this negative trend, it seems more than implausible to connect it to same-sex marriage . . .Maybe somebody can believe the connection, but I cannot.
Thank you. No connection whatsoever. And that's all that needs to be said.