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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:12 AM
Blow-up dolls cannot give informed consent and by law, contracts like marriage must involve more than one individual.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:04 PM
Legal terms are part of procedual understanding of the law. The values you're refering to do not fit that definition. I encourage you to look up "informed consent" as a legal term and that should address your question.
Marie150 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:36 AM
What do you mean legal terms are not based on values? What are they based on if not values?
Barbara1247 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:28 AM
And that others will recognize as valid and legitimate.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:26 AM
Informed concent has nothing to do with values. It is a legal term and one that is part of many laws in America, including marriage.
Marie150 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:22 AM
Who says informed consent? How dare you put your values on me?
DCM in FL Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:15 AM
Not able to recognize satire when you see it?

A same-sex union may involve two individuals, informed consent by adults, etc. But that doesn't keep it from being something that many will recognize as bogus and ridiculous.
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...