A. Barton Hinkle on the Conservative Case for Gay Marriage


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Theodore Olson has entered the fray over Virginia's ban on gay marriage. Olson, a powerhouse Republican lawyer who helped keep Al Gore out of the White House, is joining forces with the ACLU (which is challenging the ban in a separate suit) and what those on the right like to call the "homosexual lobby." As A. Barton Hinkle observes, this adds a big wrinkle to the standard left/right narrative, and raises a question: Is there a conservative case for gay marriage?