Protected to do what, whatever you want? No, gender isn't a license to violate state law and Marriage is common law controlled by the states having nothing to do with genderDeuce;1062978003]And what you are failing to understand is that gender is also a protected classification.
I could have given you a list as long as this thread and nothing on that list would have anything to do with SSM. There are so much more worthy issues than SSM but in this forum SSM gets the most posts and that is a shame. People's priorities are screwed up. Why is having the title of married so important to you and others SSM proponentsAlso, you mention economic issues and completely ignore DEAD TROOPS OVERSEAS. What's with your priorities, worrying about economic statistics instead of dead soldiers!? Oh wait. Is it that you think both of those things are important? That someone can actually believe two things are important? Wait. Children are dying of starvation in Africa. Literally dying children. Do you think that's worthwhile too? How about the environment? Major chemical spills, can we worry about those too?
It is priorities, son, and your focus on social issues says it all while ignoring that handling the economic issues will handle most social issues. It is important to a very small minority and one that in the total scope of things really is irrelevant. You want to define marriage the way you want then sell your state and stop having the courts try to do it for youThe deflection to economic issues is the most blatant cop out I've ever seen. Don't even try to bring that weak **** up in here, son. It's a thread about same-sex marriage that you found important enough to make MANY posts in, don't try and act like you don't think this is an important issue too. If that were true, you wouldn't be here.