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Gay Marriage Advocates Lose By Winning

David3036 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:27 PM
Most states require one to be 18 years old to marry without parental consent, in Nebraska it’s 19 and in Georgia a girl can marry at 15 without parental approval if she is pregnant. Some states allow marriage at 16 with parental consent. What all these varying state laws have in common is that they must conform to the U.S. Constitution, and the couples united under these laws are recognized as being married in every other state in the union. The same with firt cousins marrying where it's legal and common-law marriages from states that recognize it. The single exception is same-sex marriages. This is why DOMA is so outrageously discriminatory.

Homosexual activists achieved historic gains in the November 2012 election in the states of Washington, Maine and Maryland. These three notoriously liberal states passed laws extending marriage benefits to homosexual relationships by four to six percentage points. But will these legal victories ultimately deny them the sweeping Supreme Court decision they long for?

Judge Robert Jones of a federal court in Nevada has laid the groundwork for such a conclusion. In his ruling on a lawsuit which sought to overturn Nevada’s ban on gay marriage, Jones wrote that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) lobby’s success in advancing its...