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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

du2 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 6:47 PM
Are you REALLY that out of it, luna? Whatever physical, spiritual, emotional, household, individual and intellectual distinctions there are between males and females not only can't be enforced by the gov't, when it comes to LEGAL protections, there aren't any. When women were subjugated in marriage, being a woman mattered to the gov't. Now that EQUALITY is genderless, as it should be, then there is no NECESSITY in the gov't intervening on that order. Gender and orientation on matter TO THE COUPLE, just as how they arrange their sex lives or decide to have children or what job best suits their home life. SS marriage upholds the standard of EGALITARIAN principles, an even better redefinition of marriage.
In an opinion article in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman announced that he has changed his mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

He wrote that on learning that one of his sons is gay he "wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister."

He is not the only prominent Republican to come to this view in this way. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is another.

And at the Conservative Political Action Committee convention, a panel sponsored by the...