Skip to comments.Laws That Can't Be Overturned
Posted on 06/03/2006 3:29:00 PM PDT by NYer
Surprise! Massachusetts is not the most liberal state in the US, according to a survey done by...by...
Actually the Boston Herald story never does tell us who did the survey. But the story does drop an important hint, after quoting one state legislator who wonders aloud how a state that recognizes same-sex marriage can fail to be America's most liberal.
Therein lies the point of the study, said Jason Cianciotto of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, one of three liberal advocacy groups that compiled the rankings. [Emphasis Added]
It shows there needs to be an intersection among human rights issues, including reproductive freedom, Cianciotto said.
Now we can begin to discern the convoluted logic of this "survey," which really is a publicity stunt for gay-rights advocates. If same-sex marriage is a matter of fundamental human rights, then recognizing such unions is not evidence of liberalism. Therefore Massachusetts is not liberal-- by this standard, at least. So now we can go out to the other 49 states and tell them that they're wrong to dismiss the new Bay State policy as a liberal anomaly, because the People's Republic of Massachusetts is not liberal. Why, New Mexico is more liberal, according to this study (and please don't ask who did the study, or how they measured)! So it stands to reason that soon New Mexico will recognize "fundamental human rights," too. Although, remember, that won't make New Mexico any more liberal.
Head starting to hurt? Sorry, but there's more.
Notice that the question of whether or not the government recognizes the "marriage" of a homosexual couple is now an issue of "reproductive freedom."
You'd think that in Boston, one of the world's leading centers for biomedical research, someone might have noticed by now that homosexual acts are not reproductive. Homosexuals have the same "reproductive freedom" as everyone else, but in order to use that freedom, they must follow the laws of nature-- laws which not even the Supreme Judicial Court can overturn.
Right now I'm not "free" to run a 4-minute mile. That's not because of any legal ban; it's because my creaky old legs don't work that fast. I have the legal freedom, but lack the physical ability for the task. So I'm not invited to compete in the Olympics. (Is that discrimination? Yes. Unjust? No.) Driving my car, I can cover a mile in much less than 4 minutes. But when I do, I don't expect to be awarded an Olympic medal.
Through the wonders of modern technology and jurisprudence, same-sex couples can now introduce the world to "their" children. That fact should not distract us from the realization that, when they do what they do, homosexual couples are not using their reproductive freedom.
Just Control the Borders.
just typing the viewpoints most Americans won't i see .../s
Well, I won't say that was my first reaction to this article about how Massachusetts isn't liberal *cough cough*, but it's as good as any. Or are you speaking to landlords who rent to homosexuals: "Just Control the Boarders"?
What does being a queer have anything to do with "reproductive freedom"? Since when can queers reproduce?
Sperm banks and turkey basters.
"Homosexuals have the same "reproductive freedom" as everyone else, but in order to use that freedom, they must follow the laws of nature--"
I've had it with these people. I'm not happy about a constitutional amendment, but if liberal state judges are over-ruling the will of the people, then maybe it's time.
Interesting use of the term "reproductive freedom". Usually when that term is used any more it is just another euphemism for abortion, which entails killing what a couple have reproduced.
There is no "reproductive freedom" in choosing to be a fag.
FYI: pretty good commentary. LOL
P.S. Diogenes is one of my favorite anonymous opinion writers -WHO IS HE (assuming it is a he)?
NY does share a border with MA - maybe they can be contained.
Not for long! We're getting ready to elect a new governor, and odds favor the election of a democrat.
Another thing to be thankful for:
I'm happy I'm comfortable with my own sexuality.
And who is it that is the Governor of this liberal mecca? Why it's tubby little Bill Richardson, the ex clinton secretary of energy. The same Bill Richardson that is supposedly Vincente Fox's nephew.
Richardson is supposed to be the son of a New York banker and Vincente's sister. That is what a man from New Mexico said when he called the Quinn In The Morning Show two weeks ago.
So, what you're really talking about is about "men" doing the bone dance with Mr. Sphincter and "women" munching carpet....did I get that right?
Liberal state judges habitually overrule their own state constitutions and it is accepted by the legislatures and the people. It is only time now until the USSC starts explicitly overruling provisions of the Constitution.
It's everyone's basic human right to attempt to destroy a thousands of years old institution that is the bedrock foundation of civilization.