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John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney, wearing tuxes with rainbow-colored bow ties, carrying a sign reading "Love is Supreme"

How marriage equality could strengthen straight marriage … or not

In a recent op-ed piece in The New York Times on Sunday, Ross Douthat argued that, despite Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s inspiring words about marriage equality and the strengthening of marriage, marriage is in fact losing importance. In Douthat’s words, marriage has become “malleable and optional, one way among many to love, live, rear kids—or…