I answer the same as Bush because I really do not know. I do believe that marriage is between a man and a woman but should remain a state issue.
posted on 10/22/2004 1:02:06 PM PDT
(Bush's rallies look like World Series games. Kerry's rallies look like Little League games.)
I believe marriage is an institution between two individuals and God. It is not an issue for the state but is made one because of the state's ability to violate individual rights and anoint other individuals and groups with political favor. Individuals have the right to freedom of association. As an individual, business owner or controlling stock holder, the right to determine with whom you trade should be absolute, (for any or no particular reason.) Yes, I just defined everyone's right to discriminate, no apology will be forthcoming. Whether or not two individuals wish to call themselves married isn't really an issue. It becomes an issue when the state advocates, condemns, , licenses, bestows economic benefits to, or forces others to abide by the desires of the "offended" group. Having different levels of taxation dependent upon marital status, Forcing employers and insurers to recognize marital status, etc., are all examples of what really create the polarity. Give individuals their right to freedom of association, whereas they may choose to recognize or not, the race, religion, ethnicity, marital status, height, sex, etc. as each sees fit and it is no longer a political issue.
posted on 03/10/2006 1:37:11 PM PST
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