Can Conservatism Make Room for Gays? [video]

Andrew Sullivan, Maggie Gallagher and British MP Nick Herbert debate the role of gays in conservative politics at the Cato Institute

by Sean Bugg and Aram Vartian
Published on February 18, 2010, 4:48pm | Comments

Cato Institute Executive Vice President David Boaz moderates a Feb. 17 forum, “Is There a Place for Gay People in Conservatism and Conservative Politics,” with Atlantic blogger Andrew Sullivan; National Organization for Marriage president Maggie Gallagher; and U.K. Shadow Secretary of State Nick Herbert, MP.

The forum set off a number of fireworks between anti-marriage equality activist Gallagher and Sullivan, especially over the impact of same-sex marriage laws and religious-based adoption services. Read more about the gay adoption discussion at

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