03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ross Douthat: I Oppose Gay Marriage But I Don't Want To Talk About It

Ross Douthat, conservative op-ed columnist for the New York Times, was made visibly uncomfortable for a moment while onstage last night at the New School's Tishman auditorium. Having sailed through a discussion titled "Meet the Neo-Cons: They're Young, They're Bright, They Tilt to the Right" alongside his friend and co-author Reihan Salam (Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Save the Working Class and Save the American Dream), moderated by Marco Roth of n+1 magazine, Mr. Douthat became suddenly fidgety when asked to respond to a question from the audience on gay marriage.

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