For John, BLUF: Decisions have consequences. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Looking back in time, here is a post from last week by Renee Aste (Cappadocia in Lowell) on marriage and the value of having two parents in the home.
This is not to say that the Massachusetts Supreme Judical Court was wrong in Goodridge v Department of Public Health (although I think it is weak in the sociology and weak in the author not being willing to follow it to its logical conclusion). What it is saying, in my humble opinion, is that we have thrown the baby out with the bathwater—and maybe that baby is literally. We still have the fact that the number one indicator of success in these United States is if your natural parents are still married.
The question is, where do we go from here and how do we get there?
Regards — Cliff