Reply to George: XIV. Justify Your Love

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

Robert George has some challenges for us “revisionists.” He says we can’t meet them, but you know what?  He’s […]

Reply to George: XIII. Marriage Equality Threatens Religious Freedom

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

Pages 263-265: In which George accidentally suggests the First Amendment is a threat to religious freedom.

A digression

I’m going to […]

Reply to George: XII. The Dishonest Truth about Same-Sex Parenting

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

Pages 257-259 and 262-263: In which George — well, read for yourself. Any summary I write sounds incredibly harsh.

Deceitful […]

Reply to George: XI. Gay Marriages Will Destroy Straight Marriages!

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

Pages 260-262: In which Robert George explains why legalizing same-sex marriage will lead opposite-sex parents to divorce.

At this point, […]

Reply to George: X. Why Infertile Straights Get to Marry

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

Pages 256-257, and 265-268, in which Robert George explains why infertile opposite-sex couples can still have “real marriages.”

Reading Robert […]

Reply to George: IX. Polygamy and Incest

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

Page 259 (and also 250): In which Robert George doesn’t realize he’s made a case for recognizing incestuous […]

Reply to George: VIII. Only the Dead Can Marry!

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

Page 259: In which George accidentally argues it’s okay for the government only to recognize the marriages of dead […]

Reply to George: VII. Is Marriage About the Children? Not for George.

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

Pages 255-259: In which George pretends to talk about children but really just repeats his thoughts on sex organs.

This […]

A Quick Story of Rationalism, Empiricism, and Balance

You may know of Galileo’s battles with the Catholic Church over the earth’s movement around the sun. Recently, though, I learned of the Church’s reaction to his discovery (using a telescope) of four moons around Jupiter.

He published his findings in a treatise called The Sidereal Messenger. Here’s how it was received:

In a very […]

Reply to George: VI. Marriage = Man + Woman

[This post is part of a series analyzing Robert George’s widely-read article, “What is Marriage“, which appeared on pages 245-286 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. You can view all posts in the series here.]

This is it. This is the meat you’ve been waiting for. This is the next generation of anti-gay talking […]