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To: NormsRevenge
In upholding the Defense of Marriage Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, Taylor said that even though the law "has a disproportionate effect on homosexual individuals," the government's desire to promote procreation is a valid reason for infringing on the rights of gay couples.
4 posted on 06/16/2005 4:18:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: NormsRevenge
In upholding the Defense of Marriage Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, Taylor said that even though the law "has a disproportionate effect on homosexual individuals," the government's desire to promote procreation is a valid reason for infringing on the rights of gay couples.

Infringing on their rights? The "right" never existed in the first place. This is like saying the state infringes on the right of pedophiles to engage in sex with infants.

8 posted on 06/16/2005 4:26:18 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: NormsRevenge

This part of the decision bothered me as well. If a majority wants things to be a certain way, the judge seems to say the majority opinion is only valid if there is a good reason to want things that way.

And the branch of government who gets to decide if there was a "good reason" is the unelected Judidiary. As it is we only seem to win because this particular judge thinks desire for procreation is a good reason.


23 posted on 06/17/2005 5:05:23 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: NormsRevenge

What "rights" of gay couples?


27 posted on 06/17/2005 11:54:30 AM PDT by mlc9852
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