Allowing gay men and lesbians to marry would “be a victory for the worthy ideas of tolerance and inclusion…[and] a victory for, and another key expansion of, the American idea,” and it would also “likely be accompanied by a wide-ranging and potentially valuable national discussion of marriage’s benefits, status and future.”
Also, marriage equality “would probably reduce the proportion of homosexuals who marry persons of the opposite sex and, thus, would likely reduce instances of marital unhappiness and divorce.”
So testified a key expert witness in the Proposition 8 trial.
You are probably assuming that this was a witness for the plaintiffs suing to overturn Prop 8. If so, you are wrong. This is the testimony under cross examination of David Blankenhorn, witness for the proponents of Prop 8.
The closing arguments are today, and are being live-blogged at prop8trialtracker.com
Bye, Marshall-Newman. It’s been fun.