" May you live as long as you wish, and love as long as you live"
You only wish this country had the sustained dominance that Rome did, over 1000 years. Most powerful empire the world has ever known, tolerance of homosexuality waxed and waned over time, and this is what you come up with to support your 'cause'.
That's the only FAIR way to tackle such social issue, considering Mariiage is NOT a civil right and it has NEVER been a civil right in any civilization that I'm familiar with.
Governments have ALWAYS been at the forefront of this marriage debacle..... When the general consensus of popular votes have done it the democratic way the measure ALWAYS FAILS....
Of course a libertarian would always come up with such a sane and FAIR outcome for all.
Unions are by your church - not by a bunch of suits in the Beltway/NE/etc.. arguing existing nonsense bonding are or should be illegal on speculation.
That sort of wording was NEVER in the Constitution NOR was it ever in the Bill of Rights....
My opinions on the subject don't mater - what does are the words of our founding father, and how twisted and vague Constitution Amendments can twisted into anything they want and can ant can be .......
The Federal and State goverments have played a much larger role in the gay and lesbian community than local communities have in the past.
Now we can't use these vague words in the Constitution to validate homosexual marriage when those said words can validate juts about anything ...
Besides in this day in age in 2014 it maybe abnormal to in gauge in a homosexual relationship, but at the same time hardly illegal.
My only concern is that those relationships are not taken too far in public as an act of defiance.
Yes as a libertarian a my political affiliation - I certain do not agree with their lifestyle -- however I am far as from accepting it just as long as they don't bother more.
I suppose you also think interracial marriage should be banned since the constitution doesn't clearly state otherwise. It's not the legislature that's dealing with this issue either, but the courts. They've ruled over and over that such bans are unconstitutional. No need to amend anything.
Please, this is far easier to solve than poverty and in fact will be over and done with next year when SCOTUS rules. And easy for you to just say let's delay it inevitably when it's not your rights being denied. Considering that, again you have no credibility on this.
Besides, this was being debated way back in the *good* economy. Ever heard of "DOMA"/clinton? The endless appeals of every single court's ruling are what's dragging this on, so go blame all the bigots out there.
There are religions that accept SSM so more power to them. I would love to see the government out of marriage, but it isn't going to happen. If I could ever vote on it I would vote to get government OUT of marriage altogether.
If you would like to start a thread on geo/regional economics even considering those in the sates I would love to debate.