Canada Gets Freer

I wish the rationale were individual instead of “group” rights, but nonetheless, Canada has done a good thing by starting the process of legalizing gay marriage. Unlike Atrios or Yglesias, though, I won’t turn up my nose because of the company I keep on the issue or a fear that the lack of ideological purity will invalidate the progress.

My preferred solution would be that all marriages become civil unions and marriage be left for churches (and unions could be between any combination of consenting adults–I think tradition would do much more than law to keep polygamists at bay–and no, Ricky Santorum, dogs aren’t considered consenting adults), but if this is what’s politically possible, it’s a good second.

Yes, that’s me complimenting Canada.

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