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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:09 AM
The question of equal execution of the law only applies if the constitution authorizes the law in the first place. Currently, it does not. Therefore, marriage licenses are clearly unconstitutional. Now, if the Moral Authoritarian Right is successful in amending the constitution, as they seek to, then that's a different story. A mistake, and morally repugnant, but legal non the less. Every time the Right runs and hides behind mommy government's skirts it comes back to bite them in their ample @sses.
pastorial Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 10:01 AM
John148 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:58 AM
So are you saying marriage is a deviant behavior, then?
John148 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:58 AM
So are you saying marriage is a deviant behavior, then?
Bill1895 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:47 AM
Chris: you are unsually bigoted and ignorant this morning: big hang over?
Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:43 AM
States, counties, and cities are bound by the same limitations as the federal government, are they not? Is it constitutional for a state to quarter troops in my home? Can my city infringe on my free speech? Then neither can those entities infringe on the very religious institution of marriage, which is clearly protected under the 1st Amendment.

(And yes, I am married)
HappyStretchedThin Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:27 AM
Have you ever been married? Do you understand that there's no such thing as a federal marriage licence? The Constitution grants states (and by extension more local authorities according to their several charters) the rights it doesn't enumerate, no? You're argument that marriage licences are unconstitutional would have a hard time getting past a first year law student.
p.s. I agree with you that when Repubs increase govt regulation, it produces the opposite of their stated intent--good thing the left, which does the same and more, is on the way out of power.
OriginalWinghunter Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:18 AM
There is no "equal" right of a deviant BEHAVIOR.

Next week voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington will vote on whether to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.

Given that there are good people on both sides of this issue, how are we to explain their opposing views?

The primary explanation is this: Proponents and opponents ask two different questions.

Proponents of same-sex marriage ask: Is keeping the definition of marriage as man-woman fair to gays? Opponents of same-sex marriage ask: Is same-sex marriage good for society?

Few on either side honestly address the question of the other side. Opponents of same-sex marriage rarely acknowledge...