Jonah Goldberg has made a highly qualified case for bourgeois homosexuals (Hobos) and hence for same-sex marriage. In the lively new University of Chicago journal, Counterpoint, "Carl Roberts" anticipated why Jonah's argument fails. Unlike the Robby George-inspired recent natural law essay "What is Marriage?" Roberts bases his argument on social science.
Roberts maintains that legalizing same-sex marriage would change the cultural underpinnings of marriage from procreation to companionship. This profound shift undermines marriage in general (here he uses the Chicago lingo of "incentives"). It subsequently encourages single motherhood, which clearly is the major source of urban poverty.
The conservative journal (edited by Chicago undergrads) boasts a series of thoughtful articles on Martin Diamond, Jane Austen, gun rights, Lady Gaga, and many other topics of enduring and contemporary interest. May it be blessed with a Rockefeller!