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I assume you mean to ask what the founders would have to say about the matter today, with the benefit of current scientific research and understanding of sexual orientation and expression. But for a clue of what they might say today, check out this quote that Thomas Jefferson gave us during his lifetime: "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
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Daniel62 Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 10:55 AM
"Even evolution militates against homosexuality in humans" ? More likely that evolution is the source of homosexuality, considering that it has been observed in about 1,500 species and well documented in about 500. It is an aspect of nature, and nature does nothing in vain (as Aristotle said). There must be some reason that heterosexual activity sometimes produces homosexuality in offspring in 1,500 species!
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Daniel62 Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 7:33 PM
Homosexuality is a sexual orientation. It is not an activity.
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Daniel62 Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 10:55 AM
Homosexuality is most certainly not a behavior. It is an orientation that influences attraction. And it is no more a matter of choice than heterosxual orientation is.
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Daniel62 Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 10:40 AM
Then you agree that DOMA is unconstitutional and should be overturned. Perfectly fine with me.
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Daniel62 Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 10:36 AM
dogs, cats, horses, cars and houses can neither consent to marriage, nor can they fulfill the reciprocal obligations of a spouse.
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Daniel62 Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 10:21 AM
You are conflating "marriage" with "parenthood" (and possibly with "adoption" as well). So, quick reality check. This is how these things work, right now, today. 1) People may marry without having (or adopting) children. The absence of children does not nullify their marriage. 2) People may have children without marrying. The absence of marriage does not nullify their parental obligation under the law. 3) Unmarried same-sex couple may already adopt and raise children. Keep in mind that these are children who have already lost the opportunity to be raised by their biological parents. The act of adoption does NOT deprive these children of anything. Rather, it provides them with a replacement for something already lost.
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Daniel62 Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 10:16 AM
Now, connect that complaint to same-sex marriage please. Allowing a same-sex couple to marry changes nothing about the benefits of marriage that might constitute an incentive for heterosexual men to marry. All those benefits remain intact and available, so why would anyone expect a change in the marriage rate ? If anything, we should expect an increase!
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Daniel62 Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 10:13 AM
Homosexuality is a sexual orientation, not a behavior. The Catholic church even recognizes this, urging those with a homosexual orientation not to engage in homosexual activity. Also, keep in mind that all Americans have the right to privacy regarding their intimate adult consensual relationships.
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