Tag: Same Sex Marriage

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I have always tried to argue that there is a very serious civil outcome to redefining marriage, and it has nothing to do with religious liberty or the idea of “sacramental marriage.”  Since marriage is society’s primary way of acknowledging and understanding parenthood, redefining marriage redefines parenthood. Here in California, the affects of “SSM” and redefining parenthood […]

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The fight over marriage is a fight over language and a fight to remove the state’s recognition of the natural family. The terms “husband” and “wife” have been deleted from California’s marriage law under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The terms will be replaced with “spouse” to accommodate same-sex marriage… Preview […]

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I just heard the news on the radio that Federal judges have ruled Utah’s and Indiana’s laws on marriage unconstitutional, saying in the latter case (at least) that not allowing people of the same sex to marry violated the “equal protection” clause.  This has me mildly depressed—not so much because marriage was being redefined in […]

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I see statements like this a lot here, but usually only in relation to the marriage issue. I could say the same thing about other issues, such as abortion: “I don’t see how somebody else’s abortion affects me.”   As another example, so far this year there have been 108 murders in Chicago. I live […]

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One of the most useful sources of evidence is often overlooked. People overemphasis empirics while ignoring introspection because it feels unscientific. So, many people discount the existence of things like free will because we can’t prove it in experiments when its simple enough to look within oneself and conclude, “I have free will.” When SSM opponents talk […]

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The question above will no doubt seem counter-intuitive to many. But I believe the answer is absolutely, yes. Same sex marriage puts us on the path to abolishing civil marriage. And that would empower the state to abolish family autonomy and privacy. To understand where I’m headed with this, please read the article I published […]

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To repeat myself from C. U. Douglas’ post yesterday, I just don’t get it!  What had never, ever been legal in American history (perhaps in world history) is now mandatory.  Oddly, I can’t find the story on Drudge or Instapundit yet, but the New York Times is on the case.   The judge didn’t restrict […]

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Today, a Federal judge ruled Oregon’s traditional marriage measure to be unconstitutional. This really wasn’t a surprise, to tell the truth. Taking a cue from California, Oregon’s state government chose not to defend the measure, and the Federal judge disallowed anyone else to take up defense of the measure. It’s expected that same sex marriages will […]

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This morning, inspired by the flap-doodle over Mozilla’s anti-same sex marriage ex-CEO Brendan Eich, I went poking through the lists of Proposition 8 campaign contributors (which per California and Federal laws are available to the public here).  After some trying Facebook debates on the subject with an old friend  who now works in the tech […]

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