A Traditionalist Case for Gay Marriage
12 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2016
Date Written: 2008
This article presents an argument for same-sex marriage within traditionalism or Burkeanism school of conservatism. The author begins by describing briefly Burkean conservatism. Second, he sketches, based on that description, a case against the recognition of gay marriages. Third, the author outlines an affirmative argument for same-sex marriage. Fourth, he reconsiders, in the light of those arguments, the Burkean case against same-sex marriage. Finally, he discusses what a Burkean conservative ought to say about the pace and the process for achieving same-sex marriage.
Keywords: same-sex marriage, gay marriage, Burkeanism, Burkean conservatism, gay couples, legal benefits
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