The Conservative Case For Equality

May 28 2010 @ 6:37pm

Theresa May, a member of the British coalition government, says that she has changed her mind on gay adoption. Burke's Corner applauds:

The social revolutionaries of liberal- and not-so-liberal left and the reactionary Christian Right share a hostility to the temperate, measured modesty of the Burkean tradition. Having observed the love, the domesticity, the ordinariness of same-sex couples, the Burkean will affirm them, recognising in their experience the virtues seen in other manifestations of the little platoon. Theresa May was being authentically conservative in her confession. A conservatism without the means of change, after all, is without the means of its conservation.