"Gay marriage is a victory for cultural elites who are enforcing conformity through pressure and ridicule."
“Public opinion does not change this fast in free societies. Either
opinion is not changing as fast as it appears to be, or society is not
"...the extraordinary rise of gay marriage speaks, not to a new spirit of
liberty or equality on a par with the civil-rights movements of the
1960s, but rather to the political and moral conformism of our age; to
the weirdly judgmental non-judgmentalism of our PC times; to the way in
which, in an uncritical era such as ours, ideas can become dogma with
alarming ease and speed; to the difficulty of speaking one’s mind or
sticking with one’s beliefs at a time when doubt and disagreement are
"Gay marriage brilliantly shows how political narratives are forged
these days, and how people are made to accept them. This is a campaign
that is elitist in nature, in the sense that, in direct contrast to
those civil-rights agitators of old, it came from the top of society
down; and it is a campaign which is extremely unforgiving of dissent or
disagreement, implicitly, softly demanding acquiescence to its agenda."
"So for all the comparisons of the gay-marriage movement to the
civil-rights movement, in fact the most striking thing about gay
marriage is its origins among the elite."