We haven't had a good CP article full of falsehoods about gay marriage for a while; thank goodness for this piece from Jennifer Thieme!
"True conservatives support limited government, and they understand that there are other institutions which serve to limit government power. Two of these institutions are the natural family..."
False. The government subsidizes both straight marriage and having children with a wide range of legal and financial benefits.
False. The separation of church and state prevents religion and government from influencing each other. Or at least, it would, if Christian activists weren't constantly pushing for special treatment under the law for their own religion.
"In order to accommodate gay couples into the institution of marriage, all gendered words are removed from the law, words such as bride, groom, husband, wife, mother, father. These are replaced with gender-neutral words such as partner, party, applicant, and parent."
This is the beginning of an extended three-paragraph tautology. The argument is basically that if we allow gay people to get married, gay people will be allowed to get married. Well, yeah... That's the idea.
"Some on the left will ask: "How does gay marriage harm YOUR marriage?" The answer is quite simple: traditional marriage will cease to exist as a public policy."
Does that mean the government will no longer allow straight people to get married, or no longer subsidize straight marriages? No? Then it still doesn't affect YOUR marriage at all.
"Does marriage exist without sex?"
"Do we really believe that it will be a good thing to eliminate traditional marriage as a distinct policy?"
Why not, since that won't harm anyone's marriages?
"What will society look like after a generation has passed without traditional marriage as a distinct policy?"
Better. More people will be allowed to get married and raise children in that environment, and the law will finally treat gay and straight couples equally.