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July 14th, 2006 (01:08 pm)

current mood: srsly

Gay couples don't deserve the right to get married because they are... better parents than straight couples?


[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.”


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.


Posted by: rainswolf (rainswolf)
Posted at: July 14th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)

Of course, "separate but equal" hasn't worked at all in the public school system re desgregation, nor has desegregation worked at all in reality.

But something like marriage in which you can create equality via laws and policies seems like a better bet for a "separate but equal" kindof thing.

Posted by: Tasha Rebekah Martin (lietya)
Posted at: July 14th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)

No, it was a total failure for desegregation. It's also not my first choice here, either, really. But to have a legislature and a governor do it voluntarily.... it's worth a certain degree of trade-off.

here's hoping soon no compromises will be necessary at all.

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