South Texas Law Review
I will present here the outline of an argument for same-sex marriage within a particular school of conservatism. Let's call it traditionalism or Burkeanism, after the eighteenth century British statesman and writer Edmund Burke. It is important, I think, to note at the outset what I am not talking about. I am not talking about libertarianism. It is not economic conservatism. It is not neo-conservatism. It is not religious conservatism. And it is not compassionate conservatism.
Dale Carpenter, A Traditionalist Case for Gay Marriage, 50 S. Tex. L. Rev. 93 (2009), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/139.