What possible reasons exists to not allow for gay marriage? Is there a definitive link between birth rates and allow gay marriage? Does not allowing gay marriage really increase birth rates? And even if it did, should the state really be using gay marriage as a means to influence the birth rate?
And can we look back to interracial marriage for some legal context? In Loving v. Virginia of 1967 the SCOTUS ruled that laws banning interracial marriage violated the 14th amendment rights of those individuals who wanted to marry outside of their race, specifically under the equal protection clause. Not only that but in the Court's opinion on the ruling it specifically stated that marriage was a right. So why can we not now over 40 years later, say that anti gay marriage laws are unconstitutional under the 14th amendment? That for the government to say you can only marry outside your sex is violating equal protection?
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