There are power of attorneys and a number of states that offer domestic partnership laws, should homosexuals want to live together and enjoy those bennies, so be it.
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.
If you use an argument of "human rights" to argue for gay marriage and it is upheld based on that argument, you could never limit any humans in any number from demanding the same thing based on the same argument.
Then you should be disappointed in this board denying the vote by the people. Yet you are not. Why?I would agree and do not support taking government out of marriage.
And politicians are supposed to listen to the will of the voters. We did elect them.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Americans continue to find civil unions for gays and lesbians more palatable than full-fledged marriage. Fifty-five percent of respondents favored legally sanctioned unions or partnerships, while only 39 percent supported marriage rights. Both figures are notably higher than in 2004, when 40 percent backed the former and 33 percent approved of the latter. When it comes to according legal rights in specific areas to gays, the public is even more supportive. Seventy-four percent back inheritance rights for gay domestic partners (compared to 60 percent in 2004), 73 percent approve of extending health insurance and other employee benefits to them (compared to 60 percent in 2004), 67 percent favor granting them Social Security benefits (compared to 55 percent in 2004) and 86 percent support hospital visitation rights (a question that wasn't asked four years ago). In other areas, too, respondents appeared increasingly tolerant. Fifty-three percent favor gay adoption rights (8 points more than in 2004), and 66 percent believe gays should be able to serve openly in the military (6 points more than in 2004).
NEWSWEEK Poll: Support for Gay Marriage Grows | Newsweek Politics | Newsweek.com
It seems the tide is a changing.
I say let them experience all the joys of the commitment, and the downfalls as well. Once the divorce lawyers get ahold of it, they will learn quickly of the rule of unintended consequences.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
..and when they do get their way, someone like Navy Pride starts ranting about judicial activism and legislating from the bench.
No, I'm not going to tell you all to STFU. I think you should complain to your hearts content, because you can. In America you are free to bitch and moan and protest and demonstrate about anything you wish, I'll not stand in your way....though I will offer perspective