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Courtesy of Shakesville (thanks), the city of San Francisco and the government of Santa Clara County have just filed another challenge against Proposition 8 in the California Supreme Court (that link might not work correctly). I hope that same-sex couples are eventually allowed the same rights as different-sex couples.

Same-sex marriage does not threaten different-sex marriage. Here in Canada, same-sex marriage has been legal for several years now. My parents were married in the 1970s and are still married now. The legalization of same-sex marriage has not made them any less married, and neither will it do that to you. Allowing it to go here comes the bride, here comes the other bride, is not going to make it illegal for it to go here comes the bride, here comes the groom, nor will it allow here comes the bride, here comes the second bride, here comes the groom. You are not going to be forced to perform weddings against your religion. Following the Golden Rule (if you’re a Christian) would mean we should ban different-sex marriage, but somehow I feel that that isn’t gonna fly. The existence of divorce in no way infringes on the religious freedom of Roman Catholics, and the existence of same-sex marriage will in no way infringe on your religious freedom.


Comments on: "Two California municipalities standing up for marriage equality" (3)

  1. vladseventysix said:

    Will somebody please explain how a man and a woman can be married as heterosexual relations if gender, mating, and baby, all have absolutely nothing to do with the Institution of Marriage. So, am I to conclude a man and a woman can be married as non-heterosexual relations? So, am I to conclude equality like beauty is in the eye of the beholder? And if same sex marriage advocates are wrong then what are the consequences and why should those consequences be re-evaluated? So, am I to conclude the claim of infallibility for same sex marriage is based on personal faith? Nobody, but, nobody has the right to be liked. Nobody, but, nobody has that Royal Prerogitive. Thers’s an old saying, “Winston! We do it for the power”! Air tight!

  2. At a subsequent post, I have responded to your comment.

  3. I do not think that the changes that will occur with the legalization of same-sex marriage can be seen in such a short span of time as less than a decade. A change of this magnitude will definitely alter the familial order in our society, but I anticipate that change to take place gradually over a long period of time. Therefore, the lack of ‘evidence’ that same-sex marriages are harming families is not relevant, in my humble opinion. 🙂

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