"If we want to protect traditional marriage, we should be prepared to sacrifice our love affair with equal rights and sexual freedoms." An author at 3 Quarks reflects on the nature of tradition: "If tradition is to be maintained, its place in society must be above human rights. ... Unless we teach children to value tradition for its own sake and protect our traditional practices from critical examination, we risk having the very foundation of our society change. We may find ourselves in a society that accords equal rights to all people and that places human well-being above tradition. Is this the kind of society that we want to live in? I think so."