Skip to comments.Gay marriage fight comes to Southern courtroom
Posted on 02/04/2014 2:18:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
The gay marriage fight arrived in a Southern courtroom Tuesday, as opponents of a Virginia law banning same-sex unions told a federal judge it was just like the Jim Crow-era prohibition against interracial marriage.
Supporters maintained there was no fundamental right to gay marriage and the ban exists as part of the states interest in responsible procreation.
We have marriage laws in society because we have children, not because we have adults, said attorney David Nimocks, of the religious group Alliance Defending Freedom.
The case is being closely watched because it could give the gay marriage movement its first foothold in the South, and because legal experts think its on the fast track to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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the ban on interacial marriage was about OFFSPRING (aka children)
it was about eugenics.
there was no “love test”.
Homosexuals are just about recreational mating.
Civil unions between homosexuals were perhaps too restrictive in their definitions. If a similar civil union personal contract were to be allowed between heterosexual couples, then there would be no basis for overt discrimination.
Gender is not race, nor should it ever be confused with the old legal argument against “miscegenation”, the mixed union between persons of different race.
My part of the country, a “mixed marriage” was between a Lutheran and a Catholic.
There is not, and never was, any justification of a ban against interracial marriage. “Race” (whatever that is) does not touch upon the fundamental nature of marriage -— as long as we’re talking about “human race”.
“The judge said she would rule soon. Wright Allen is a former public defender and assistant U.S. attorney who was appointed to the post by President Barack Obama.
After Herring’s office decided not to defend the law, Wright Allen considered not even hearing verbal arguments because of the “compelling” filing by the attorney general’s office.”
Gee, I wonder how this one is going to turn out.