But I would think with interracial marriage you would argue that all men are equal regardless of skin color thus it's wrong to argue one man is more or less equal than another.
With same sex marriage you are forced into the argument that gender is interchangeable.
In other words it becomes an argument of a black man and a white man are the same vs a man and a woman are the same. One is a much easier argument than the other.
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Brown, in no way, tossed out "separate but equal" stations.
Brown simply decided....
Again, if you toss out "separate but equal", you have to dissolve the very states themselves.We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Sexual orientation isn't concrete though. What if someone is bisexual and their only means of being completely happy is building a family that consists of two men and a woman and they want legal recognition of a three way marriage?
The question of equality in this instance doesn't mean much. It cannot be specified, gays have equal rights today and yet they want equal rights, both situations are equal, they include different circumstances but to say which is more equal is a rather meaningless activity. It has to be something more than generalised calls for equality that the argument for GM rests on.
Then of course when invoking equality one has to consider exactly the value of equality is. Sure there is a degree needed in certain areas but then again extreme egalitarianism itself can be very dangerous, as old conservative wisdom can tell you, distinctions between groups and individuals are vital in maintaining liberty, so a simple call for equality, even if one could meaningfully say one situation was the true one of equality, itself must be looked at in detail and analysised to some degree with caution.
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