The legislature of Uruguay has decided to redefine marriage, making it the second country in South America to do so after Argentina. Cue the knock-out argument from same-sex marriage supporters “we should allow same-sex marriage because Uruguay has.”

In other news, in the US state of Delaware, Democratic Governor Jack Markell has announced a bill to redefine marriage.

With this news, a thoughtful article yesterday by Marxist writer Brendan O’Neil at Spiked Online, Gay marriage: a case study in conformism, is particularly relevant.

Blaise Joseph is a third-year commerce student at the University of New South Wales with a strong interest in social policy. Blaise is originally from Canberra, the centre of politics and the public...