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Monday, May 6, 2013

Why Gay marriage is good for society

Jonathan Kay in The National Post:
As Jonathan Rauch wrote in his 2004 book, Gay Marriage: Why It is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, And Good for America, marriage encourages men to see life as something beyond their own needs and desires. (I single out “men” in this context because, in my experience, women need less encouragement). Marriage ties gay men to a mate, and sometimes a family — not to mention the whole mundane apparatus of planning that accompanies such entanglements: mortgages, retirement savings accounts, estate planning. Once a married gay man enters this world of long-term commitments, his macroeconomic tastes might indeed begin to run more toward the austere long-term discipline of Friedrich Hayek than the borrow-now/pay-later attitude of John Maynard Keynes.

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