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Opponent of same-sex marriage casts debate as between ‘elites’ and ‘people’ #singapore

Opponent of same-sex marriage casts debate as between ‘elites’ and ‘people’ #singapore

Brian Brown, the president of the National Organisation for Marriage, based in Washington DC, lived up to his billing. I had been forewarned: If Helen Alvare’s arguments were difficult to follow, the NOM’s would be even more so. In fact, they were so difficult to follow, the one-hour session was almost enjoyable. There were huge opportunities to read between the lines. The NOM is on the frontlines of the US culture war which, unlike the war being fought over in Singapore, is not about whether homosexuality is “natural” or “unnatural” and its criminalisation, but over whether same-sex couples should have the right to get married. The issue is reaching a new climax with civil suits expected to reach the Supreme Court next year. What are the arguments we can expect from the pro-traditional marriage side? Who better to hear it from than the president of NOM. The first surprise...

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