March 2nd, 2004

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A little fuel on the fire

I've avoided writing on the gay marriage issue because it's either preaching to the choir or at them, depending on the viewpoint -- nearly everyone assumes, explicitly or implicitly, that the validity and logic of their stance is obvious.

This is why this short op-ed,"Joining the Debate but Missing the Point," is worth a read. "For a productive dialogue," author Nathaniel Frank writes, "we should be asking the question this way: is giving gays the right to marry good for society? And to answer that, we must ask what larger social purpose marriage serves."