The Supreme Court Considers Gay Marriage

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    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...n-kennedy.html

    What really happened.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/sup...o-cares,31812/

    What might have happened.

    Please beware that the Onion piece is filled to the brim with unnecessary vulgarity and foul language. Only those with a strong constitution should follow the link. I thought it was a fun read, but I am a foul mouthed Christian that is rarely offended by cussing.
    Last edit by tewdles on Mar 27, '13
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    This is important for the legacy of the justices and this court.
    I think with the opinions of so many people changing as they realize that people they love are homosexual and want the same legal right to marry as all people have it will come soon.

    I know a wonderful couple who married when it was legal in California. They met through their children at the playground. Both were divorced before they realized their orientation.
    They now have adult grandchildren who attended the marriage of their two grandmothers along with their mother, their daughter. They never had to think through their opinion on gay marriage as most of us did.

    Regardless of hos the court decides I think it will be the law of the land soon.
    The court should decide in favor of civil rights for all American adults to marry another adult.
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    Some day in the future, people will look back at this and wonder why it was such a big deal. I don't understand how two people in a committed relationship finally getting the recognition they deserve harms "traditional" marriage, especially considering the divorce rate, which I see as a much bigger threat to marriage than allowing two people of the same gender to marry.
    KelRN215, jadelpn, Not_A_Hat_Person, and 8 others like this.
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    Thank you. Saying that gay marriage threatens 'traditional' marriage is like saying YOUR donut threatens MY weight loss program. I have a traditional marriage and don't feel even a bit intimidated by the fact that my son and his life partner want to marry.......in fact, I'm 100% in favor of it. I am not politically liberal in very many instances, but I wholeheartedly support the right of adults to be with each other in committed relationships and be recognized as family units.
    jadelpn, mediajunkie650, Esme12, and 7 others like this.
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    Equal rights mean that all have the same benefits. Everyone should have the right to marry the person of choice. To deny committed relationships the benefits of Social Security, tax breaks, inheritance, visitation, etc because it offends some religions is not fair. Civil unions do not carry the same weight in federal tax breaks and all the rest.

    Actually if you go by the Bible most of us do not have "traditional marriages". They certainly were not between one man and one woman. There were many variations with multiple wives, concubines, rules to marry the brother if the husband died. Most of us would not wish to be saddled with Biblical traditional marriages.

    A loving relationship needs to be celebrated. When marriage is wanted it should be available.

    I pray the SCOTUS sees that this is similar to the Brown v Board of Education. Equal rights mean equal for all.
    KelRN215, jadelpn, mediajunkie650, and 6 others like this.
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    Gay Marriage Rights: The 10 Democratic Senators Who Still Say No

    Posted: 03/26/2013
    The tide is moving so fast, that in the process of attempting to write a post on the remaining holdouts among Senate Democrats, one of those holdouts, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), put out a statement saying he supported marriage equality.

    And so, as of 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, the number of Democratic senators who have yet to embrace the right of gay marriage, or whose position is fuzzy by design, stands at 10. Their reasoning varies. Most say they are in the midst of an evolution; some are fine with it being considered on a state-by-state basis; some declined to discuss the matter at all. Their names and explanations (when provided) are below. ...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2957319.html
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    So, a brother and sister should be allowed to marry? how about a father and a daughter? Why should it be limited to 2 adults? shouldn't polygamists be allowed to have more than one spouse?
    Quote from Sweet_Wild_Rose
    Some day in the future, people will look back at this and wonder why it was such a big deal. I don't understand how two people in a committed relationship finally getting the recognition they deserve harms "traditional" marriage, especially considering the divorce rate, which I see as a much bigger threat to marriage than allowing two people of the same gender to marry.
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    So, a brother and sister should be allowed to marry? how about a father and a daughter? Why should it be limited to 2 adults? shouldn't polygamists be allowed to have more than one spouse?
    Sorry, the whole "slippery slope" argument doesn't fly with me.

    Eliyahu Federman: Will Gay Marriage Lead to Polygamy, Incest, and Religious Meltdown?
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    I would suggest that infidelity and divorce are more dangerous to heterosexual marriage than gay marriage is.


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