If states want to put it up for a vote for the people to decide, I don't have a problem with that. If gays get the special right to try and change what the definition of marriage is though, then you have to allow all the other different interest groups that want to change the definition have their chance too.And are you saying that gays shouldn't have the right to at least try to change it?
Interracial marriage has nothing to do with same sex marriage. It was discrimination based upon race. Not a special sexual interest group trying to change the definition from man + woman to man + ? or woman + ?. Comparing gay marriage to the real struggle of Blacks is racist and insensitive. Having black skin is not the same thing as being attracted to the same sex.Well,it sure isn't a theocracy,I can tell you that much.
Since I am in an interracial marriage,me and my wife are kind of glad the SCOTUS interfered when it did.
See above. It's racist if you compare Gays demanding special rights to the real struggle that blacks have gone through in this country. It's insensitive and demeans the real struggle blacks had to go through to achieve racial equality.Look,I believe in states rights like any good Republican should.
But up to a point.
I don't want the states to determine that my marriage to a white woman isn't valid any more.
Eventually,even if SCOTUS doesn't interfere,I believe all 50 states will eventually allow SSM.
Marriage not a civil right. Marriage isn't in the Bill of Rights. Marriage is not in the Constitution. The Founding Fathers never would have approved of same sex marriage. It was an alien concept to them.That's your opinion.
Marriage is not a Civil Right. It's a Social Contract and an institution with specific social and economic purposes. Not everyone has the right to marry whatever they want. Claiming it's a Civil Right is an emotional argument. Not a logical one.Of course I do.
I don't know about YOUR marriage (are you even married?) but me and Selena (and me and my late first wife Allison before her) had to go to City Hall,fill out some paper work,pay a fee,and get a marriage license before we could even get to the marriage ceremony.
Me and my wife file joint tax returns to the government.
So yeah,I think gay marriage is a civil right.
Last edited by marywollstonecraft; 04-08-13 at 06:45 PM.
Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
Presenting census data to shore bad study sampling isn't a good point.
What we're left with is an effort to be comforted with the unfortunate discovery that the pro-SSM troops have been laboring under the influence of badly flawed "studies" or, worse, being deliberately misled.
I presented 2 studies that suggest SSM is not likely to be benign or even neutral in it's effect on kids.