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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

ZealousConscript Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:52 PM
Ok then. Logically. 1) All American's are granted equal rights under the 14th Amendment 2) At the federal and state level there are thousands of different tax, health etc. benefits related to marriage status 3) There are a minority group of American citizens who are sexually attracted to, and thus sometimes wish to marry, a person of the same sex. Even IF (and this is hypothetical mind you, there's overwhelming evidence that sexual orientation is influenced by genetics) this is a choice, it is a choice made among consenting adults who are not harming the rights of any other citizen. 4) So by logical progression, do not these people deserve the same benefits as heterosexual couples?

SUPPORTERS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE have reason to cheer after last week's election. Supporters of democratic self-government, even those of us who oppose gay marriage, do too.

On Nov. 6, for the first time ever, voters in three states – Maine, Maryland, and Washington – redefined marriage by popular vote. In Minnesota, residents said no to a constitutional amendment enshrining the traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. There is no denying the significance of these results: Previously the issue had gone to the ballot in 32 states, and in all 32 same-sex marriage was defeated....