"So said Abraham Lincoln, thus showing a greater grasp of the reality of things than many in our culture today, including not a few Harvard law school graduates and possibly even a majority of the Supreme Court should they decide to overturn DOMA and California's Proposition 8 and thus effectively impose "same-sex marriage" on the nation."
A very reasoned opinion on this issue.
"Legislating for the right for people of the same sex to marry is like legalising male breastfeeding," he told the Catholic Herald."
"Wasting no time after the Supreme Court rulings yesterday, Penny Nance of the organization Concerned Women for America immediately compared gays getting married to counterfeit money, arguing gay marriage "takes something that's the real deal and diminishes it." She also said it was sure to lead to polygamy."
"See? If marriage is like water and same-sex marriage is like beer and water is not beer, then logically it follows that marriage cannot be defined to include same-sex marriage. Brilliant yet simple enough for even the dumbest of liberals to understand. "
" in Judaism, although views may vary among denominations of Judaism, there isn't any specific stance on gay marriage that I know of. What I do know, though, is that we have faced persecution, just as the LGBT community has faced recently. Our desire to practice Judaism in whatever ways we choose is no one else's business, and the desire to marry whoever one pleases is also no one else's business. When you look at the "issue" of same-sex marriage that way, as a personal matter rather than a public decision, it seems pretty simple to me. You wouldn't want to be told to practice a religion in which you don't believe, so why should same-sex couples be told they can't practice their right to be in love?"
"The Ninth Circuit reasoned that the right to same-sex marriage is like food stamps and antidiscrimination statutes: while withholding the right might be unconstitutional, with drawing it on a rational basis is not."
"To me, same-sex marriage is like the new normal. I don't give a shit. If two gay people want to get married it doesn't bother me. If two people say they love each other and they want to be together, they should be together," she said.
"It's about equality...PERIOD...forget the rest...this law, DOMA, should have never been. I wonder if the conservative members of the USSC will spin it in another direction...seems like they will be standing alone if they do, save the bigots pushing this issue....Same Sex Marriage is like a new car, "If you don't want one, then don't get one!".... "
"Banning same-sex marriage is like banning alcohol during the prohibition era...you can outlaw it, turning law abiding people into criminals, but it won't change them. And God will still love them either way, no matter what you might think or say."
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