Skip to comments.The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage
Posted on 01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST by steve-b
Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex....
Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social and economic partnership. We encourage couples to marry because the commitments they make to one another provide benefits not only to themselves but also to their families and communities. Marriage requires thinking beyond one's own needs. It transforms two individuals into a union based on shared aspirations, and in doing so establishes a formal investment in the well-being of society. The fact that individuals who happen to be gay want to share in this vital social institution is evidence that conservative ideals enjoy widespread acceptance. Conservatives should celebrate this, rather than lament it.
Legalizing same-sex marriage would also be a recognition of basic American principles, and would represent the culmination of our nation's commitment to equal rights. It is, some have said, the last major civil-rights milestone yet to be surpassed in our two-century struggle to attain the goals we set for this nation at its formation....
The dream that became America began with the revolutionary concept expressed in the Declaration of Independence in words that are among the most noble and elegant ever written: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...."
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>> Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize.
Deviancy is not typically considered a value prized by conservatives.
Judges dictating morals is not freedom
With all due respect I do not even know what to say about TEd Olsen right now. I miss Barbara!
Satan tries to make his lies sound like truth.
“The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage”
Does not exist, next ridiculous assertion?
Betcha the author also wants legal heroin, right?
I don’t know what group of conservatives the author is talking about. Must be the far left kind.
Newsweak. good fire starter.
"same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize"
“At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social and economic partnership.”
Let’s stop here. What has he conveniently omitted? This is where he goes wrong. It is not a bond between two individuals, it is two becoming one flesh in marriage. Where there are two, now there is one, together, where the man and woman cleave to one another.
“It transforms two individuals into a union based on shared aspirations, and in doing so establishes a formal investment in the well-being of society.”
Shared aspirations? But dear sir, that is not what binds a husband and wife together. This is the problem. The problem is that marriage is not properly understood. Marriage is not the union of two individuals bonded by shared aspirations, but it is the union of a man and a woman by flesh.
If we were to recognise that shared aspirations were sufficient to form a marital bond, this is a fundamental shift in the meaning and concept of what marriage is, and what it ought to be.
Ted, we hardly know you anymore.
You are out of your effin mind, Ted.
Your premise is absurd. Your reasoning is flawed. For all of recorded history, even the meanest and lowliest of human tribes have known that homosexuality is wrong and by extension, homosexual marriage is rightfully forbidden.
Period. End of story.
It is called degeneracy you clown!
Hey about that whole ‘age of consent’ thing, is that on the table too? And sex workers?
This is what happens when people dismiss Natural Law, without which everything we hold dear in our constitutional protections disappears.
Printing and investing counterfeit money promotes thrift and frugality too.
There is NO (Conservative) case for “Gay Marriage”; Ted Olsone is a RINO!
There ARE some issues where it is necessary to go down to the bitter end on principle. If they want to fight over a word, why not "perverts", or "disgusting?"
Ted Olson is psychotic.