This essay explains the detrimental effect, the dissolution of the institution of marriage has had in the black community. It gives a powerful argument against the gay rights (marriage) crusade going on in America.
One place where I disagree is when the author says,
"If the black illegitimacy rate were not nearly three times the rate of whites’, I would have few qualms about gay marriage"
While the author gives one powerful argument in support of traditional marriage and against the redefinition there are many others:
Meanwhile, the author is at his best when the article states:
And as has been pointed out many times before, it is exclusively heterosexuals who have eroded the institution of marriage through easy divorce, increasing rates of single-parenting, “blended” families, and co-habitation. But just because marriage is already in bad shape, for reasons wholly unrelated to gay marriage, doesn’t mean that gay marriage won’t weaken it further.
I also hope it is not inevitable that the gay rights lobby prevail and ruining the sanctity of marriage. I think we change momemtum through calm persuasion, and the power of the truth.