posted on 05/18/2011 5:33:24 PM PDT
There are strong political forces trying to redefine marriage. Three same-sex couples are before the Minnesota Court of Appeals demanding that marriage be redefined as a matter of constitutional law. Last year a bill was introduced in the state Legislature that would have abolished marriage, substituting genderless "civil unions" in its place.
The proposed marriage amendment recognizes the gravity of these attacks and places the definition of marriage where it should be - before the people. Voters in 30 other states have had their say on the constitutional definition of marriage. It is time that Minnesotans have their turn.
posted on 05/18/2011 5:34:42 PM PDT
("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
Can we vote on the definition of other words too??
posted on 05/18/2011 5:36:27 PM PDT
(The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
If opponents don't like "discrimination" written into their constitutions, then they should propose their own "Equal Marriage Amendment" and have a positive . . .
No, wait, that would require supermajorities to pass, rather than the bang of a liberal's gavel.
posted on 05/18/2011 5:37:02 PM PDT
by Tanniker Smith
(I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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[Art.] Some object that not all marriages produce children, and some couples intend not to have children at all. They say marriage is not about the creation and nurturing of children, but the love of the couple......There are strong political forces trying to redefine marriage. Three same-sex couples are before the Minnesota Court of Appeals demanding that marriage be redefined as a matter of constitutional law. Last year a bill was introduced in the state Legislature that would have abolished marriage, substituting genderless "civil unions" in its place.
This is an excellent essay. It would be more forthright to say that the homosexual and deviant political movement is working to destroy marriage as a hallmark social institution for the betterment of society, that has the (to them) inconvenient, even intolerable side effect of limelighting their own deviancy and degeneracy.
posted on 05/18/2011 7:11:49 PM PDT
(Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
Teresa Collett was the GOP candidates for US House of Representative from MN District for Ramsey County in the 2010 election cycle (from St. Paul). Unfortunately she lost to Betty McCallum, a ditzy typical Democrat.
posted on 05/18/2011 7:22:26 PM PDT
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Homosexuals want same sex "marriage" for two reasons. One is to dismantle the natural family and destroy morality, thus entirely changing society into their liking. The secondary reason is finanical benefits; but that is definitely not as important to them. For one thing, they have said so in their own words, and second, not that many homosexuals even get "married" when it is made legal. Another point is that homosexual activists do not want the citizens to be able to vote on this (most of them anyway) since even in CA the people keep voting it down, time after time. The homo-agenda pushers need Judges Gone Wild and slimy legislators to force it on us.
posted on 05/18/2011 8:16:50 PM PDT
by little jeremiah
(Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
Teresa Collett is a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas. Stephen J. Heaney is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of St. Thomas.
I thought that the University of St. Thomas was pretty firmly in the grasp of hard left politics. Will these two writers have jobs next week?
posted on 05/18/2011 9:53:17 PM PDT
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If you want fresh tears, they are voting on it today on the House Floor. The DFL is crying and whining. So glad this is televised for my entertainment
posted on 05/21/2011 4:44:21 PM PDT
(It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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