AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
How does it bring down societies?
Family units disintegrate, because the outcome of hyper-sexualization is jealousy, perma-childlike state of mind, overuse of alcohol etc. etc. (i.e. america right now, and formerly greece/rome)
After the family unit has disintegrated all new members of that society will be ... horrible people.
But ... divorce is a far bigger problem right now, and since that isn't going to change, screw it, legalize homosexual marriage; we are toast as a society anyway.
The gay people who actually want to get married out of love, should be allowed to, but how do you meter that?
What a mess of a topic, but I just don't think you can normalize homosexuality in a society without dramatic negative effects. (which honestly have already happened because of hetero-divorce)
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The Constitution is the law of the land. The state can only place restrictions on us as long as they don't violate the Constitution. Part of the Constitution is Due Process which says...
No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
Marriage has to deal with life, liberty, and property, whether you regard it as a right or privilege.
Since the marriage restriction is based on sex, it has to pass the Middle Tier of scrutiny of due process which says...
The government must show that the challenged classification serves an important state interest and that the classification is at least substantially related to serving that interest.
So it has nothing to do with discrimination or even equal protection, it is a violation of due process and an unnecessary infringement of the state into our lives.
I ask again,
How does the state have an interest in limiting marriage to people of the opposite sex?
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Due process, as shown above, does not apply. Equal protection is met; there is no discrinmination.So it has nothing to do with discrimination or even equal protection, it is a violation of due process.
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