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Stepping Across the Line to Support Marriage

AZYaateeh Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 10:38 PM
Warren Jeffs marries multiple 11-year-olds. Get over it.
Gilchrist Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 9:02 AM
Put marriage and sexual relations on the same footing as medical procedures -- require informed and knowledgeable consent free of custodial or coercive influence. Currently if you consent, you can let Jeffs marry your three-year-old daughter in Californicatya; that's the bloody law. Why should that be allowed and not let two eighteen year olds of the same gender marry?

As a Texan, I grew up hearing about the legend of a fellow attorney, William Travis, who, when surrounded in the Alamo by Santa Anna’s army, drew his sword, traced a line in the sand, and invited all who were ready to give the ultimate price for their cause to step across the line. Of 183 men with him, all but one crossed the line.

In a vivid illustration of “the pen is mightier than the sword,” a record number of friend-of-the-court briefs (formally known as amicus briefs) were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the last two...