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The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Homosexuality

It concerns me that, according to Yahoo, I'm the web's foremost authority on "theorist weber gay marriage," yet I have no idea what Max Weber would have thought about gay marriage. Perhaps one could make an argument that gay marriage is an example of the increasing spread of instrumental rationality (in the sense that gay marriage advocates usually object to the supposed mystical sanctity of traditional marriage and point to the legal benefits achieved by getting married). Then we could point out to the Jerry Falwells that, according to Weber, this instrumental rationality thing originally came from the Protestant ethic.


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