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Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

Sandy511 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:11 PM
My point is that the "children are harmed" argument cannot be used as an argument to prevent gay marriage, since the two are not legally dependent on each other. If "children are harmed" by being raised by gay parents, how is it worse if they are married gay parents? In fact, I can only imagine it would be better if adopted children of gay parents had the legal protections afforded by marriage (and divorce) laws.

My buddy, Glenn Beck, has made a great contribution to the TEA party movement and to a renewal of popular interest in our Founding Fathers and their ideals. For all that he deserves praise.

But, I believe, he is making a serious error in abandoning the civil right of marriage. The Republican Party was founded in opposition to two historic wrongs. The party’s first platform in 1856 denounced “slavery and polygamy—the twin relics of barbarism.” Slavery was finally put down with a terrible toll—630,000 Americans dead in the Civil War. The new movie, Lincoln, tells the dramatic story of the...