Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Actually, as a legal matter, the argument should be "Does the US Constitution require it?" And that answer is obviously no. But in modern America, it will be decided by a popular vote held of 9 judges living a rarefied life rather than expecting Congress to pass laws, or allowing the states to do as they see fit. Remember - there is nothing STOPPING a state from allowing homosexual marriages. A number already do. In California, Prop 8 could be overturned by a Prop 209, if the voters wish.
"Her partner has no legal status where the family/children are concerned."
That could be dealt with by a contract. Ever hear of a power of attorney?
"When NC passed their constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, they effectively labeled these children as Bast@rds, which I find horrible."
I've known a number of single moms, none of whose kids were suffering stigmatization as '*******s'. So why is it different for your friends? And if you had Muslim friends, should they be allowed polygamous marriages, in accordance with their religion, and overturning the laws of the USA?
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)