Goods in Conflict

The Future of Marriage
David Blankenhorn
Encounter Books, $25.95, 260 pp.

Just the other day, it seems, same-sex marriage was unthinkable—or even if thinkable, nonexistent, its anthropological and historical evidence rare, fragmentary, and usually explainable in other terms. Now, however, gay couples are being married or civilly united in several European countries and the United States, and criticism of same-sex marriage has become virtually unthinkable for Americans of a liberal disposition. Advocates of same-sex marriage have thoroughly...

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