How is the 14th amendment being broken? It's that word - marriage - again, isn't it.
Let me bring this analogy out of the mothballs - wait, let me use another analogy - let's demand that everyone, men and women, use the ladies public restroom. The ladies public restroom is (so I've been told) so much cleaner. Men must demand equal protection under the law for clean public restrooms.
If I've offended anyone with this analogy, I could come up with at least a dozen different short 'parables' to illustrate my point.
Last edited by cabse5; 06-05-13 at 11:52 AM.
I suggest you remove the assumptions from your post and start over.
Your ladies' restroom comparison is not in any way valid. For one thing, no one is required to designate men and women on restrooms at all, as long as they have locks on the doors of individual restrooms. But beyond this, there is a huge difference between bathrooms that are separated and marriages being restricted on the basis of gender. One can be shown to at least have a small reason that it furthers a state interest, the other cannot be shown to legitimately further any state interest.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
I could use roguenuke's logic and place a lock on the marriage door and refuse marriage to everyone, civilly. I could point out, as I've done many times on this thread, that gays get all the rights and responsibiltites of marriage with unions.
That only leaves us with the philosophy of ideological judges who think marriage should be a right for all. Do any of you gay marriage advocates know why the first plurality of judges made that decree and set the precedent?
Last edited by cabse5; 06-07-13 at 01:26 PM.
If Alaska gives a stipend to every member of its state from gas profits, why shouldn't every citizen of every state expect a stipend from their respective states? Roguenuke?
Last edited by cabse5; 06-07-13 at 01:23 PM.