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David Frum: I Was Wrong About Same-Sex Marriage

David Frum

First Posted: 06/27/11 02:32 PM ET Updated: 08/27/11 06:12 AM ET

I was a strong opponent of same-sex marriage. Fourteen years ago, Andrew Sullivan and I forcefully debated the issue at length online (at a time when online debate was a brand new thing).

Yet I find myself strangely untroubled by New York state's vote to authorize same-sex marriage -- a vote that probably signals that most of "blue" states will follow within the next 10 years.

I don't think I'm alone in my reaction either. Most conservatives have reacted with calm -- if not outright approval -- to New York's dramatic decision.

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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |