Faculty Journal Articles and Book Chapters
This article presents an argument for same-sex marriage within traditionalism or Burkeanism school of conservatism. The author begins by describing briefly Burkean conservatism. Second, he sketches, based on that description, a case against the recognition of gay marriages. Third, the author outlines an affirmative argument for same-sex marriage. Fourth, he reconsiders, in the light of those arguments, the Burkean case against same-sex marriage. Finally, he discusses what a Burkean conservative ought to say about the pace and the process for achieving same-sex marriage.
South Texas Law Review
same-sex marriage, gay marriage, Burkeanism, Burkean conservatism, gay couples, legal benefits
Dale Carpenter, A Traditionalist Case for Gay Marriage, 50 S. Tex. L. Rev. 93 (2008)