So, what’s the “conservative case” for square circles?
I guess Ted doesn’t understand that gay people CAN get married to any person of the opposite sex that they wish, just like everybody else. It is the definition of marriage.
For comparison let’s say we are talking about buying property and a group comes along who looks at women as “property” in their particular belief system or culture and we say NO you may not buy women. The right to purchase property and enter into legal contract to do so does not mean you can buy and sell humans. It just is not defined that way. That person is not being denied the right to buy property or being discriminated against. They are simply being denied the right to put their own definition on our cultural values and history.
PLUS even if we grant all the points he makes, it is still abhorent to have courts simply wave a magic wand and change the consensus of a society against the prevailing standards.