Tag Archives: David Blankenhorn

HomoQuotable – Robert Oscar Lopez

“There is no contest here. The child comes first. In any ethically grounded discussion, same-sex marriage is dead on arrival. Why, then, are we still having a debate about same-sex marriage? Why is Hollingsworth even an issue? The problem is metaphor, which keeps getting in the way. Whatever same-sex marriage is, that’s not what gays are after. They are after …

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Maggie Gallagher: We’ll Lose On DOMA

“To strike down Prop 8 on ‘narrow grounds’ proposed by the 9th Circuit is so intellectually dishonest that if that is what the Court wished to do I think they would have refused to hear the case. I think Kennedy will overturn DOMA (perhaps joined by Roberts) and then uphold the right of states to refuse to accept gay marriage …

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Brownshirt On Blankenhorn

“It is sad when a powerful and compelling voice goes silent—especially when the topic is one as important as marriage, and where the silence is not motivated by a change of view about the nature of marriage but rather a seeming succumbing to the continual pressure of the cultural elite. Yet retreating from the debate is not a path we …

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Prop 8 Witness David Blankenhorn: I’ve Changed My Mind About Gay Marriage

“No same-sex couple, married or not, can ever under any circumstances combine biological, social and legal parenthood into one bond. For this and other reasons, gay marriage has become a significant contributor to marriage’s continuing deinstitutionalization, by which I mean marriage’s steady transformation in both law and custom from a structured institution with clear public purposes to the state’s licensing …

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Major Prop 8 Backer OPPOSES NC Ban

Proposition 8 backer David Blankenhorn, one of the few Protect Marriage witnesses to actually testify in Perry Vs Schwarzenegger, has come out against North Carolina’s Amendment One. Blankenhorn today published an editorial in the News & Observer. As marriage advocates, we oppose the state marriage amendment now being debated in North Carolina. We hope that when North Carolinians go to …

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David Blankenhorn: Protect Marriage’s Disastrous Final Witness

The haters’ final witness in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger yesterday was David Blankenhorn, the founder and president of the Institute for American Values, which bills itself as “devoted to contributing intellectually to the renewal of marriage and family life and the sources of competence, character, and citizenship in the United States.” By most accounts, Blankenhorn was a disastrous “expert witness” for …

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