June 30, 2011

An Amen for Albany

Walter Olson, Wall Street Journal

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For those of us who support same-sex marriage and also consider ourselves to be right of center, there were special reasons to take satisfaction in last Friday's vote in Albany. New York expanded its marriage law not under court order but after deliberation by elected lawmakers with the signature of an elected governor. Of the key group of affluent New Yorkers said to have pushed the campaign for the bill, many self-identify as conservative or libertarian. A GOP-run state Senate gave the measure its approval.

Ground shifts could be felt among the conservative commentariat as well. At National Review, Michael Potemra wryly observed that the world did not seem to be coming to an end, provoking a reader reaction that went on for days. Author David Frum, once a forceful opponent,...

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