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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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