Within the next few months, Justice Anthony Kennedy will likely rule that same-sex marriage is mandated by the Constitution of the United States. The ruling will offend both common sense and Constitutional law. But it will nonetheless become the law of the land. With it, states will be forced to recognize same-sex marriages; same-sex marriage will enter the public school lexicon; religious institutions will be forced to recognize same-sex marriages or lose their tax-exempt status. Religious Americans will be forced into violating their beliefs or facing legal consequences by the government. The First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty will largely become...
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I'll have to disagree with your analogy because marriage is a contract. So, it doesn't increase your rights -- it actually decreases them. You are beholden to another person in sickness or in health until you die; and that person has a claim on your body and your treasure. And, gay men are free to marry gay women -- so it's not a question of exclusion. A better analogy would be: Coca-Cola gets Congress to redefine "water" to include sugary soft drinks.
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