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I almost feel sorry for the opponents of gay marriage. No, not really, but they truly are in a terrible position. Every argument they’ve advanced has been shot down by actual, oh facts. Damn those facts and their known liberal bias. They are now before the Supreme Court. They know they can’t advance a religious argument to support a ban so they are grasping for anything no matter how nonsensical. Here is the latest and it proves that once again forces on the Right are bringing the stupid.
I have read this article three times, and I still cannot fathom the argument being presented. Gay marriage will cause people to have more unplanned pregnancies? If people have an unplanned out-of-wedlock pregnancy then they have to be forced to get married, and they better not marry somebody gay? I would hate to stand up in the Supreme Court and advance this argument. To argue before the Supremes is the highest achievement a lawyer can attain. And this is going to be their argument.
The California Prop 8 ban and DOMA are two rulings that are going to be very interesting. The Court cannot uphold the idea that people can be stripped of fundamental rights by a simple majority vote. That is antithetical to everything for which this country stands. And DOMA is just unconstitutional on it’s face. 14th Amendment, equal protection, all that.
It sure is interesting that the political philosophy that opposes big government and freedom from government interference sure does want the government peering into every bedroom, and telling women they are nothing more than walking incubators.