What constitutes marriage?

Kay Hymowitz finds a serious relationship between the traditional western view of marriage and the republican ideals of the Founders that are embodied in the Constitution. Although many (including some conservatives) see marriage as an unsuitable issue to address in the Constitution, I have suggested that this is not the case, since marriage has much to do with how we “constitute” ourselves as a society. (It is not obvious to me, for example, why the Constitution should address religion, but not marriage. The most likely explanation is that the notion that marriage must be between a man and woman was never considered controversial). Hymowitz’s piece bolsters this point. Courtesy of Real Clear Politics.


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