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Beyond the Supreme Court: A Guide to Settling Gay Marriage

Reed42 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:10 PM
The only reason the government grants special privileges to heterosexual marriage is to produce more well behaved tax payers. As soon as two men or two woman can produce children the state will have an interest in giving them more privileges too. For homosexuals to demand the special privileges without giving the state the benefit is like someone demanding a salary for a job they never had or performed. Marriage benefits for homosexuals makes no sense at the government level.
David3036 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 11:30 PM
C'mon Reed -- they're gay, not sterile! Ricky Martin has children, Elton John has children, even Cole Porter and Oscar Wilde had children. You're just making stupid arguments that have no basis in reality.
Cambermeister Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 1:06 PM
David, I'm sure you'll agree. The only way homosexuals can gain access to the children is by borrowing hetero-sexuality or getting permission from hetero-sexuals.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:30 PM
So people that cant have children cant get married?

A man injured in War? Elderly couples beyond child bearing age? THose with medical problems?
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:36 PM
Love the argument that children are serfs to the State.
JustMC Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 4:02 AM
Born with tens of thousands of debt, how are they not?

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to tackle two gay marriage issues, those of us looking for some sweeping overall conclusions on the issue should temper our expectations.

The cases to be examined by the high court involve some specifics-- the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the range of benefits the federal government should grant in states choosing to recognize gay unions.

Both will necessarily involve some examination of what role the federal government should play in matters of gay marriage, but neither is likely to settle the biggest questions:

What is the proper...