In typically superb form, Ryan T. Anderson here presents his case for marriage. The argument is long and large, requiring that attention be paid throughout. The presentation was made at the Stanford Anscombe Society amidst an audience comprised of the sympathetic and the suspicious. I recommend that you take an hour to listen. In fact, I’d recommend taking more than an hour since there is a hearty question and answer time that follows (in the second video below).
Now, about that pesky accusation of bigotry. Yes, you know, the charge that is comparable to being called a racist. It is a charge that assumes animus, even if or when there is none. It is perhaps the most common and quick charge that seeks to dismiss any position that does not affirm same-sex marriage. Sherif Girgis speaks to that charge at 48:30 in the presentation below. However, I would suggest watching his entire presentation.
I would be remise if I did not also recommend Sherif’s closing remarks, “The Way Forward.” These are worth hearing and pondering at some length as well.