Here’s an extraordinary article on a move to legalize gay marriage in Ireland. That Ireland may soon adopt gay marriage is important news in itself. But the really interesting thing here is that the gay marriage move is only the opening wedge of a larger effort to equalize cohabitation and marriage. Here’s yet another case where gay marriage is clearly undermining marriage. The gay marriage movement in Ireland is openly trying to create a de facto equation between marriage and parental cohabitation. Europe is disproving the “conservative case” for gay marriage before our very eyes How many more cases will it take for people to admit that? The “causal connection” between same-sex marriage and the weakening of the larger institution is playing out in plain sight.