Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Defender of Marriage
This is perhaps best filed under the heading of old news, but I find it interesting that one of the early drafters of traditional marriage legislation is a child of divorce whose passion for strenthening the role and place of marriage in society is driven largely by his own experience. I ran across Matt Daniels' name in an old issue of The Atlantic Monthly this afternoon. A quick Google search tonight turned up a 2004 article from USA Today with this quote: "Repeatedly, Daniels returns to his childhood to explain his commitment to traditional marriage as the cradle for raising children. His bitter experiences made him commitment-shy for years. 'I had no role model' for being a husband and a dad, he says. It was 'an act of faith' for him to marry in 1995."