Pat Langrell, of the Australian group Marriage Equals, presents a splendid argument for real marriage. In short, he contends that we are grappling with the older conception of marriage as a lifetime commitment to fidelity which is open to children and the newer “soulmate” version. Which is best for society? 

Pat Langrell is Officer for Engagement and Public Affairs at the Institute for Ethics and Society at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickLangrell