Sunday, July 09, 2006

Defense of marriage

Since marriage is legal for gays in Massachusetts, the Boston Herald reports:
Memo to Boston Globe gay and lesbian Guild employees: Get married or lose your domestic partner benefits.
Globe staffers have been told that health and dental benefits for gay employees’ domestic partners are being discontinued. Gay couples who want to keep their benefits must marry by Jan. 1.
As Andrew Sullivan points out:
And so the socially conservative impulse behind gay marriage is revealed - and proven in practice. This is the real slippery slope: of gay people sliding into integration and responsibility. And that's what many alleged conservatives want to prevent.