Aninteresting piecein the NYT urging compromise on the question of gay marriage/civil unions. One wonders -- given the public opinion data showing very strong support for gay rights, generally, among people under 30 -- if this will be a hot issue at all 20 years from now. In this sense the contrast with abortion -- 36 years after Roe v. Wade -- is striking.
John T. McGreevy is the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.