I oppose SSM but could accept no government recognized marriage as a compromise.
I support SSM but could accept no government reconized marriage as a compromise
I oppose SSM It's a function of government to recognize legitimate marriages. No compromise.
I support SSM. It's a function of government to recognize legitimate marriages. No compromise.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
I have to say that if DOMA is overturned this is going to be sort of a bizarre victory. Sure, gays can get married and that's great, but what do those who opposed gay marriage lose? Nothing. It's really anticlimactic, I tell you, so I propose that if gay marriage is recognized in all fifty states, all heterosexual marriages are rendered null and void immediately.
Let's make this interesting: raise the stakes so that both parties have something concrete to lose.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Fun fact: I don't want to lose my right to legal married status just so some religious people can own a word. They have no right to take that away from me in order to cement a superior position in society that they are not constitutionally entitled to in the first place. They have no right to demand exclusive access to that status for only those they approve of. Religion and the religious have no special right to shape our society, government, or law over everyone else. The medical and psychological evidence is in. Homosexuality is not a disease or mental damage. The sociological evidence is in. Children do just as well from same sex households. The legal precedents are in. Marriage is a fundamental right in this country, protected by the constitution. No one has the right to take that away, nor to demand destruction of that right because they don't get to exclusively control it anymore. The time for compromise is long past.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Btw, there is a difference between a right to marriage and a right to legal status of marriage. Guess which one the courts said you had?
Last edited by Henrin; 03-27-13 at 04:41 PM.