The High Court has spoken; the 30-year "Culture War" is officially over.
It's important to recognize the manner in which this victory/defeat has taken place. For at least a century, the Marxian Left (in various phases) has taken up the charge of abolishing marriage. The traditional family was, depending on the time and place, the last bastion of Christian mystification, capitalism, sexism, patriarchy, racism, homophobia, meat-eating, und so weiter. . .
For a retro-leftist, the idea of "gay marriage" is as subversive and ridiculous as it is for a traditionalist: "gay marriage" would mean bringing homosexuals into the oppressive, bourgeois tyranny of monogamy!
The Culture War ended not through the acceptance of "free love" but through a kind of Hegelian synthesis; gay marriage was legitimized by becoming, strangely, a "conservative" cause. It became about equality—and who could be against that? And as Republican Senator Rob Portman opined, gay marriage will bring "stability" to gays' lives—so no more gross, half-naked parades; gay couples will instead get a mortgage and start voting Republican.
The malleability of public opinion throughout this process has been breathtaking. A recent CBS poll reported that 53 percent of the public supports gay marriage. (Of course, polling can produce different results depending on how questions are phrased; it is clear, however, that many more American support gay marriage than oppose it.)
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