CFL_Oakland saidAnd, unsurprisingly, I find myself disagreeing with him again.
I don't perceive people "making [same-sex marriage] about freedom." If anything, the debate has centered on justice, a concept that, more times than not, is in a delicate tension with freedom.
Actually, I think, on this very specific issue Glen is more or less right-ish. To quote from the article
Glen BeckEveryone, basically, understands freedom. That [they want] more freedom not less and so the argument has been “who are you to tell me what I can and cannot do?”
Gay right's, in a larger sense, are less about gay's having rights and more about people not
having the right to dictate actions that don't impact them or other non-consenting parties.
Marriage, in turn, is more or less just a corollary to accepting that. Though, I can see the argument that recognizing marriage, in the context of gay acceptance is a "justice" issue. But it was having homosexuality accepted that won marriage. "Justice" was easy, "freedom" was hard.