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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:11 AM
I think that would also be perfectly sufficient, but the problem is the federal government continues to grant benefits to marriages that aren't offered to civil unions. And until that changes, the two unions will be inherently unequal. And the courts have already ruled that the government can't confer benefits to some groups and not others. It would violate the 14th Amendment. So until that changes, civil unions will not be sufficient.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:03 PM
It doesn't matter if you think they're unequal. Under the constitution and the law, you create unequal unions that conver disproportionate benefits to certain unions and not others.
DCM in FL Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:12 AM
The two "unions" are inherently unequal to begin with. That's the POINT!!!
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...