On Life and Love

On marriage.

I’m not really writing anything reflective on this today, but I found some interesting linkage. Jane Galt wrote “A really, really, really long post about gay marriage that does not, in the end, support one side or the other“, followed by “A quick extra note on gay marriage.

Elf abstracts this to a discussion on legalizing polyamory (comments are interesting there, as well).

Sebastian Holsclaw also provides interesting commentary, touching on the crucial point that only those who see the value in an institution should be permitted to reform it. I’d never heard that before, but it smacks of common sense.


  • Rebecca

    The discussion of reform was interesting. The idea that those who don’t like nor understand an institution cannot be trusted to reform it, but those who like an institution don’t want to reform it. The idea that a reform must happen through the people that understand an institution and respect it, but want to change it. That idea has power beyond the realm of gay marriage.

    It is also interesting to read a long essay asking people to think before judging, then read a series of disagreeing comments that seem to have been written without the thinking step. Oh well.