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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-05-04 07:27 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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