Great article by David Blankenhorn at WeeklyStandard.com. It's a coherent explanation of the correlation between legalized same-sex unions and the further eroding of the institution of marriage.
He includes a couple of pithy quotes about the real agenda behind the gay marriage movement (and, no surprise, it's not compassion for gays):
Inevitably, the pattern discernible in the statistics is borne out in the statements of the activists. Many of those who most vigorously champion same-sex marriage say that they do so precisely in the hope of dethroning once and for all the traditional "conjugal institution."Let's not pretend that "gay marriage" is about civil rights or compassion for gays. It's an all-out attack on the institution of marriage and on the traditional family.
That phrase comes from Judith Stacey, professor of sociology at New York University and a major expert witness testifying in courts and elsewhere for gay marriage. She views the fight for same-sex marriage as the "vanguard site" for rebuilding family forms. The author of journal articles like "Good Riddance to 'The Family,'" she argues forthrightly that "if we begin to value the meaning and quality of intimate bonds over their customary forms, there are few limits to the kinds of marriage and kinship patterns people might wish to devise."
Homosexuals deserve our compassion, truly, for they have a difficult cross to bear, and more than that, they deserve our love, as our sisters and brothers. Courage is a Catholic organization that speaks directly to these issues.