Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America by Jonathan Rauch
Finished reading Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America by Jonathan Rauch.
This book is a must-read for gay-marriage supporters. Why not for people who are against gay marriage? I'm not sure. I think maybe it's because the book is better suited as not so much preaching to the converted but supplying nuance and moderation to an overheated debate. It has, a little surprisingly, moderated my somewhat radical views on heterosexual marriage. Rauch comes very close to straw-man arguments on a few occasions, and he has received some criticism for his treatment of the Hayekian argument. Quibbles. This is an excellent book.
I've made reference to this book in several weblog entries since reading it: