Last edited by Jerry; 10-16-09 at 03:43 PM.
You can call anyone you want your husband/wife -- but that doesnt mean the state recongizes it, and if the state doesn't recongize it, then no matter how many times you're referred to someone as your husband/wife, they do not qualify as such when dealing with all of the various laws regarding same.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
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Legalizing gay-marriage for childless couples is a gross violation of basic human rights, and I wish a painful death on those homophobic politicians who violate the rights of gay citizens by establishing gay-marriage.
Last edited by Jerry; 10-16-09 at 03:49 PM.
No, it's not, but then again, *NO* marriage is a constitutional right in the U.S. However, if you are going to legalize heterosexual marriage, you have no credible basis whatsoever for outlawing homosexual marriage. The constitution guarantees equality for all, not just the politically-correct.
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Having your marraige legally recognized by the government is not a right, it's a privilege granted by the state for tax benefits and ease of legal proceedings.
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