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Beyond the Supreme Court: A Guide to Settling Gay Marriage

David3036 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 2:02 PM
You still think that's "love"? You're hopeless. Look at the number of gay teenagers who have committed suicide because they were loved to death by parents who think the way you do. If you insist that asking someone to change what he KNOWS he cannot change is love, then you must bear some responsibility for those deaths. Both Tinsldr2 and I have gay sons. They are fine, upstanding young men because we love them unconditionally and have not asked them to be something they are not.

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to tackle two gay marriage issues, those of us looking for some sweeping overall conclusions on the issue should temper our expectations.

The cases to be examined by the high court involve some specifics-- the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the range of benefits the federal government should grant in states choosing to recognize gay unions.

Both will necessarily involve some examination of what role the federal government should play in matters of gay marriage, but neither is likely to settle the biggest questions:

What is the proper...