For folks who are interested (and, admittedly, so I don’t lose the links), here are a handful of other responses to Robert George’s argument on same-sex marriage that can be read for free on the interwebs. (There were a couple of law journal articles I wanted to read, but that aren’t available online — I so miss having lexis/nexis access!) Most of these responses were written before “What Is Marriage” came out; but George and his various co-writers has been making essentially the same argument for many years (haven’t we all been!), so older rebuttals are still relevant.
The most comprehensive response I read was from Andrew Koppelman, whose response is split among several different pieces, the first two quite long, the last two quite short: “The Decline And Fall Of The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage” (pdf link), “Careful With That Gun,” “Koppelman vs George on Same-Sex Marriage,” and “What Marriage Isn’t.”
A response from almost exactly a year ago by Andrew Sullivan.
Kenji Yoshimo responds in Slate.
“Robert George’s Reality,” by John Corvino.
“Polygamy and Principles: A Reply to George,” also by Corvino.
The final three paragraphs of “New Attacks on Gay Marriage,” by Paul Varnell.
“George vs. Rauch on polygamy (Round 2)” by Dale Carpenter.