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Same-Sex Marriage Needs Voters' Stamp

Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 1:17 PM
Nothing you make you happier? Really? Hyperbole much? Priorities? You know what would make me happy? People treating sex like a private matter, and honoring the unique relationship that marriage is: unting both sex in a legal, social (and many would say) spiritual unit to honor and quite often perpetuate society by creating new citizens. If someone wants to be friends, friend-with-benefits, roommates, or lifelong lovers complete with legal contracts with someone of the same sex, fine. That should be their freedom. Choosing the right spouse, saving (heterosexual) sex for marriage, being ethusiastically sexual in such marriages, and otherwise treating spouses kindly would mean fewer kids born/raised out of wedlock, less divorce...
Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 1:19 PM
...more happiness, a better society, fewer kids slaughtered in abortion mills, fewer incidents of STDs, fewer broken heats, and fewer people in relationships with someone all wrong for them.

Counterfeiting marriage further devalues it.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 1:57 PM
Why would allowing same-sex marriage change heterosexual marriage or devalue it? Do couples actually take into consideration the ability of homosexual couples to marry in determining to wed? If so, what research verifies this? Because I find it difficult to understand how same-sex marriage would affect heterosexual marriage.

As a conservative with gay friends, nothing would make me happier than to watch Californians pass an initiative to legalize same-sex marriage -- preferably with protections for religious objectors. Polls suggest it would pass today. Then the issue would be settled, and Californians -- not a court in Washington -- would have determined their own marriage laws.

So of course I was interested when 100-plus conservatives filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a legal challenge to Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment supported by 52 percent of voters in 2008 that limited marriage to a man and a...