Show Politics June 28, 2011
David Frum: "I Was Wrong About Same-Sex Marriage."

If you're a regular viewer of our show, chances are you've seen David Frum in the red chair. Frum is a highly respected commentator on both American and Canadian politics. He's also a Republican and has been a strong opponent of same-sex marriage - until now.

So, why the change? Well, like many opponents of same-sex marriage, Frum made the case that legalizing same sex marriage would lead to the deterioration of the "traditional" American family.

But over the past 15 years or so, he says the research simply doesn't back up that argument. Yes, the "traditional" American family isn't as stable as it was, say, in the 1950's. But Frum says you can't connect it to same-sex marriage.

As he puts it, "How would it even work that a 15-year-old girl in Van Nuys, California, becomes more likely to have a baby because two men in Des Moines, Iowa, can marry?" Frum wrote a thoughtful commentary on all of this, in light of the vote in New York state to legalize same sex marriage. You can read it here.

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