Changing Marriage

Francis Beckwith describes changes in marriage that shape contemporary culture. Marriage previously included conjugality, permanence, and exclusivity. As those have dissipated, divorce and now other redefinitions of marriage shape our culture. With surprising results. He notes an odd result of the recent court ruling requiring a baker to provide services for a gay marriage which was contrary to his faith:

It is more difficult in Colorado for a baker to leave some customers than it is for the partners of a “married” couple in Massachusetts to leave each other.

It does seem odd.


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