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Democratic Debate on Marriage Better Than Judicial Commands

DCM in FL Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 11:20 AM
"because marriage is so unique, no other relationships qualify as 'similarly situated' to the uniting of a man and a woman, and thus no other relationships trigger 'equal protection' analysis under the Constitution." Not even the "uniting" of a man and a woman qualifies if it lacks the proper commitment.

NOTE: This is the second column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The first is available here.

Not content with government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” some have brought their case for same-sex marriage to the courts and asked them to overturn the policy of states such as California—where the people voted to affirm man-woman marriage’s benefits to society, not just once, but twice in an eight-year span.

These advocates lean upon a constitutional interpretation that requires the fundamental redefinition of marriage in a manner, not only unknown...