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July 14th, 2006 (01:08 pm)
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Gay couples don't deserve the right to get married because they are... better parents than straight couples?

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[T]he New York court also put forth another argument, sometimes called the “reckless procreation” rationale. “Heterosexual intercourse,” the plurality opinion stated, “has a natural tendency to lead to the birth of children; homosexual intercourse does not.” Gays become parents, the opinion said, in a variety of ways, including adoption and artificial insemination, “but they do not become parents as a result of accident or impulse.”

Consequently, “the Legislature could find that unstable relationships between people of the opposite sex present a greater danger that children will be born into or grow up in unstable homes than is the case with same-sex couples... the Legislature could rationally offer the benefits of marriage to opposite-sex couples only.”

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Wow! Did you hear what the New York Supreme Court said, folks? They said it's not that gays aren't good enough to get married, it's that STRAIGHTS aren't good enough to NOT get married!

No one could ever accuse them of homophobia now.

::headdesk:: Seriously, people. Stop trying to play both sides of the fence, placating both the radical righties and your own uneasy feelings around homosexuality by keeping gay marriage illegal while pretending that you're totally absolutely 100% a-okay with gay people. You're not fooling anyone.

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Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: July 14th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)

Frankly, it's not such a bad idea. Separate but equal sucks, for sure, but people forget that separate but equal in terms of civil rights, though it was abused horrendously, was nevertheless a political stepping-stone. I'm not defending the history of separate-but-equal bullshit in civil rights legislation, just pointing out that full equality often doesn't come overnight, or in one step.

Posted by: rainswolf (rainswolf)
Posted at: July 14th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)

That's what i mean. I would never be happy with separate-but-equal as the endword, but I think the "movement" should work towards it for now so people can get some rights while for the howevermany years it will take to get the equal marriage lable.

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