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SCOTUS Cases Spotlight Pro-Gay Marriage Republicans

ScienceSquid Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 12:28 PM
"MR. OLSON: It was constitutional when we -­as a culture determined that sexual orientation is a characteristic of individuals that they cannot control" Except some people do control it. Some people experiment, mostly women, going back and forth. But what does an inability to control attraction have to do with redefining marriage? I am attracted to sixteen different women, but I cannot marry them all - notwithstanding that they don't want to marry me ;). But why does marriage have to be redefined to allow equal protection under the law. A simple law, spelling out a simple contracts between two - or perhaps more - consenting adults should handle this whole thing. Next!

"What in my judgment has so galvanized the public is our stories... what I might call the Will Portman effect," Former Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman said today at a discussion at the Cato Institute. "The story of Edie Windsor is an unbelievably compelling and unfair story."

The openly-gay Mehlman was discussing Sen. Rob Portman's son Will and the plaintiff in United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court case that is now being considered on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. The point Mehlman was getting across is that as people's stories become more personal - as...