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Gay "marriage"

Zachary32 Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 7:07 PM
"To favor one kind of contract over another instead of adjudicating and enforcing *equally* is a clear violation without 'compelling interest.' " There is a compelling interest in favoring male/female couples in the institution of Marriage. That interest is perpetuating the next generation of humans. Something which a same-sex couple cannot provide. The government has an interesting in making sure children are tied to their mother and father for it is under that union that poverty is reduced, welfare dependency is abolished, and the change to seek higher education is increased.

Now that a number of state courts have refused to redefine marriage to include same-sex unions, cries of "discrimination" are being heard.

The "equal protection of the laws" provided by the Constitution of the United States applies to people, not actions. Laws exist precisely in order to discriminate between different kinds of actions.

When the law permits automobiles to drive on highways but forbids bicycles from doing the same, that is not discrimination against people. A cyclist who gets off his bicycle and gets into a car can drive on the highway just like anyone else.

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