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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-05 03:02 PM
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15. Nice rebuttal on anti-gay marriage laws
This is from a blogger, it's a quick read and worth zipping over to the link. /

>Indiana Is Feverish
Earlier this week the Court of Appeals in Indiana upheld the states statute barring same sex marriage. The reasoning of the Court is remarkable, and so I remark upon it. Here are the key passages

The key question in our view is whether the recognition of same-sex marriage would promote all of the same state interests that opposite-sex marriage does, including the interest in marital procreation. (p.12)...<

the blogger goes through the court opinion and then offers an interesting rebuttal:

>There are a host of mistakes and weird claims in this analysis, and nothing that counts as a reasonable argument. Indeed, it is hard to know quite where to start with this. The historical claim implicit in this reasoning is ridiculous. Marriage, as a state institution, does not have to with responsible and irresponsible procreation. It has to do with inheritance of property, mainly real. That line is a whole-cloth fabrication of a couple of local loons (yes, there is a Utah connection). It is dismaying to see a court engage in such transparently political fabrication, and on uncontroversial historical issues at that...<

Read on, this is a nice over view of some debating points for a rebuttal to repugs.

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  -25,000 Churchgoers Sign On To Mass. Anti-Gay Amendment dwickham  Oct-03-05 12:05 PM   #0 
  - they use the same damn argument every time, don't they?  xmas74   Oct-03-05 12:10 PM   #1 
  - Of course  Lexingtonian   Oct-05-05 03:00 PM   #12 
  - More Focus on the Family BS  intheflow   Oct-03-05 12:12 PM   #2 
  - Why Are Those Churchgoers So Fucking BIGOTED and HATEFUL?  arwalden   Oct-03-05 12:24 PM   #3 
  - Fear of the unknown  canichelouis   Oct-03-05 01:18 PM   #6 
  - Or fear of the all-too-well known  dickthegrouch   Oct-03-05 02:45 PM   #7 
  - Well, look why they go to church in the first place  Lexingtonian   Oct-05-05 03:20 PM   #13 
  - Maybe this will get their kids un-molsested? n/t  IanDB1   Oct-03-05 12:25 PM   #4 
  - We should get petitions going to ban  zbdent   Oct-03-05 12:34 PM   #5 
  - Let's not forget that unwed parents cared for Jesus  dickthegrouch   Oct-03-05 03:03 PM   #8 
  - As a Christian, I can't believe that you are equating us with the KKK  arnheim   Oct-04-05 09:59 AM   #9 
     - I was using that precisely to differentiate  dickthegrouch   Oct-04-05 11:00 AM   #10 
        - I'm glad that you clarified - thank you  arnheim   Oct-04-05 11:25 AM   #11 
  - That's their mantra - it's for the children  bluedawg12   Oct-06-05 12:47 PM   #14 
  - Nice rebuttal on anti-gay marriage laws  bluedawg12   Oct-06-05 03:02 PM   #15 
  - Will someone please think of the children?!  sakabatou   Oct-08-05 02:00 PM   #16 

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