Skip to comments.How to Win the Marriage Debate (a must read)
Posted on 02/08/2012 9:06:26 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
The big news on the culture-war front is a federal court's striking down of Proposition 8, California's constitutional amendment protecting marriage. In a two-to-one ruling, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit wrote, "The people may not employ the initiative power to single out a disfavored group for unequal treatment and strip them, without a legitimate justification, of a right as important as the right to marry."
Now, I'm not sure why the judges mention a "disfavored group," as if singling out a "favored" one for unequal treatment would be okay. As far as I know, the 14th Amendment, on which the court based its ruling, doesn't offer equal protection to only those the current fashions deem "disfavored." Thus, I think this is an example of emotionalism influencing a ruling and its language, sort of as if a judge sentenced a defendant and, adding an adjective, announced him as "stupid" Mr. Smith. Calling a group "disfavored" is similarly a subjective judgment. This is not the only thing the judges were subjective about, however.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
The Ninth Circuit: rebuttal bait for Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas.
They have undefined it.
Based on information and belief, single, competent adults currently have the right to marry in every state.
What would marriage provide for a gay couple that they don’t already enjoy through civil unions and legal contracts?
It would be interesting to know what qualifies someone to serve on the 9th Circuit. I’m not even sure you have to be able to fog a mirror.
Forced acceptance on the rest of society through force of law.
Excellent post — thank you.
I’m pretty sure the only requirement is to be an uber Moonbat.
The issue for the left is largely monetary, of course. Spouses qualify under insurance plans, significant others generally do not. Social security benefits and pensions are granted to the spouse of the deceased, not the significant other.
So the real point for the left is to grant monetary advantage to a favored group, (rather than a disfavored group). I think they know their reasoning is inconsistent and contradictory. They just don't care since the goal is to work the system to 'get' something for one of their faithful groups. Leftists are usually motivated by self interest, the holier than thou rhetoric is merely justification, like calling baby murder 'women's reproductive rights'.
Or as Michael Savage calls it, the Ninth Jerk-it Court of Shlemiels.
It's not about "protecting" or "granting" "rights" to anyone. It's about the ability to MAKE other people bend to their will and accept something they find morally reprehensible.
If I want to believe Sarah Palin and I are married and live in a castle on the moon, that's my right. The issue arises when I try to force you to believe it. That authoritarian impulse of the left rises its ugly head again.
It’s about shutting down religious adoption agencies.
It’s about suing churches for refusing to perform their ceremonies.
It’s about benefits.
It’s especially about school curriculum.
How can “civil unions” be civil when it is defined by sodomy. There is no “right” to sodomy-—something which is not conducive to the “general welfare” of a civil society by any amount of twisting the meaning of the Constitution. The Constitution and Just Law is designed to promote “Virtue”, the necessary element in a free nation and the fundamental reason for social contracts, understood by all Founders of the Constitution.
To deliberately promote ideas which destroy civil societies, should be as illegal as promotion of killing babies-—both vile, inhumane and need to be abolished.
I’ve been asserting that for years.
If you discard the ONE definition for marriage,
you have NO definition of marriage.
Once you cut loose society from its moorings,
you have set it adrift to define anything as right or wrong,
even things you think are repugnant now.
And if you say that society can change the definition of right and wrong as is accepted at the time,
then you have no business judging the holocaust or slavery in America.
“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”
reprised by Barack Hussein Obama
The shutting down adoption agencies is about the indoctrination of children into an evil worldview-—the secular humanism where sodomy is “good” so these warped children will grow up thinking that “homosexual” marriage is rational.
It is why they have “gay pride” in all public schools....to force the concept that “sodomy is good”. It is to normalize a vile, demeaning urge to defile bodies—which will remove all Christian Ethics from our country.
It goes back to the Postmodern movement: God is Dead. They want Satan worshipped and excrement is what is glorified in Satanic rituals-—the Bohemian Grove Sandusky-type world.
Hot dang! Does this mean me and my sister Shirley can get hitched now?