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Go Figure: Many Elected Democrats Suddenly "Evolving" on Gay Marriage

wtmoore1 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 1:29 PM
Too bad public opinion is trending in the exact opposite direction. Face it, this is one of our time's important civil rights issues, and in 50 years you guys will be on the wrong side if history.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 3:25 PM
I'm going to go with now....yeah, right now.

It doesn't make any sense to me that Republicans continue this rhetorical debate around the traditional definition of marriage. The religious community offered it up as a legal term, so now that its a legal status conferred upon people by the state, it must be administered equally. That includes not discriminating against those pesky protected classes--race, national origin, religion, and GENDER. If you feel like discriminating against a class of people who fit within one if the protected categories, you have to show a compelling state interest in maintaining the restriction. It's pretty hard to articulate one in this interest...
Publius4254 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 1:40 PM
Please tell us when, at ANY time in history, that marriage has meant anything other than one man and one woman?

You simply must read Allahpundit's coverage of this defection parade.  It's hilarious.  He's even got a half-joking pool running on which Senate Democrat will be the next to "evolve," and when the announcement will come. Republican Senator Rob Portman opened the floodgates earlier this month by announcing his support for same-sex marriage (he has a gay son), touching off a stampede of Democrats into the SSM camp.  Among those who have abruptly changed their minds literally within the last two days : Claire McCaskillMark Warner