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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-05-04 06:27 PM
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Solution to the Gay Marriage Election Issue
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The simple solution to the gay marriage problem that keeps our principles intact is this:

Remove the word marriage from all federal law.

Make federal law completely blind to the martial status of an individual. I would in fact argue that this solution is even more in line with the principles of the Democratic Party. I hear a large number of people here grumbling about how its not fair to discriminate against gay people by preventing them from enjoying the same rights as heterosexual married people. Well folks, where does that leave single people? Aren't you a bit concerned about the fact that federal law discriminates against single people? Where is the fucking outcry over that? If a single person gets sick, shouldn't they have a have a right to have a list of people they believe can come visit? If a single person wants to provide health care for a friend of theirs, shouldn't they have that option (without paying more than a married person with a spouse would)? If discrimination against gay people bothers us so much, shouldn't discimination against single people--who exist in much greater numbers--bother us even more?

Disclosure: I am married with one child.

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  -Solution to the Gay Marriage Election Issue Nederland  Feb-05-04 06:27 PM   #0 
  - Yea the repugs are in charge of all federal law and they  lastknowngood   Feb-05-04 06:34 PM   #1 
  - I agree that the hypocrisy shouldn't continue  Terwilliger   Feb-05-04 06:37 PM   #2 
  - I don't think the distinction is equal  truhavoc   Feb-05-04 06:48 PM   #3 
  - Question  HFishbine   Feb-05-04 07:18 PM   #6 
  - It sounds reasonable to me, and would also cover  DemBones DemBones   Feb-05-04 07:13 PM   #4 
  - What issue?  tinanator   Feb-05-04 07:16 PM   #5 
  - Civil rights is indeed an issue  tishaLA   Feb-05-04 07:31 PM   #10 
  - play into their hands then  tinanator   Feb-05-04 07:59 PM   #16 
  - Gay Marriage isn't an Issue?  Nederland   Feb-05-04 07:33 PM   #11 
     - If you think this election year distraction  tinanator   Feb-05-04 08:02 PM   #19 
  - a little late in the game for that  arewethereyet   Feb-05-04 07:21 PM   #7 
  - Two people should be able to pair up just like lawyers in a law firm, or  AP   Feb-05-04 07:24 PM   #8 
  - But (a hypothetical)  HFishbine   Feb-05-04 07:35 PM   #12 
  - Why not?  Nederland   Feb-05-04 07:46 PM   #14 
  - Good point. Utah might pass a law that you can have a CU with more than  AP   Feb-05-04 08:01 PM   #18 
  - That's what a family is.  AP   Feb-05-04 08:00 PM   #17 
     - Ha!  HFishbine   Feb-05-04 08:35 PM   #24 
        - It's not like 2 is an arbitrary number.  AP   Feb-05-04 08:43 PM   #25 
  - Well, lots of religions are quite fine with gay marriage  tishaLA   Feb-05-04 07:35 PM   #13 
     - It's harder to change ones government? Chaning gov't is what democracy  AP   Feb-05-04 08:02 PM   #20 
        - Right.  tishaLA   Feb-05-04 08:29 PM   #23 
  - Libertarians would be happy with that!  Carl Spackler   Feb-05-04 07:28 PM   #9 
  - Excellent idea.  Darranar   Feb-05-04 07:51 PM   #15 
  - Republicans will say...  TexasMexican   Feb-05-04 08:10 PM   #21 
  - They will say that no matter what.  Carl Spackler   Feb-05-04 08:11 PM   #22 
  - Rationalist perspective  TorchesAndPitchforks   Feb-05-04 08:47 PM   #26 
  - Here's the response argument you can anticipate  Carl Spackler   Feb-05-04 08:57 PM   #28 
     - Rights and Rationalism and Religion  TorchesAndPitchforks   Feb-05-04 09:13 PM   #29 
  - Separate but equal...  tobius   Feb-05-04 08:56 PM   #27 

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