He offered an answer tailored to the cause for which he was advocating.<quoted text>
And Ted Olsen offered a completely valid answer, which was probably exactly what Justice Sotomayor expected to hear. Have you ever heard the lawyer's axiom that you should never ask a question to which you do not know the answer the witness is going to give?
Again, tailored to the cause for which he was advocating. Nor is it an "entirely different thing", gays and lesbians are still men and women, and as such have the same "status" as any other man or woman.“Well, you've said -- you've said in the cases decided by this court that the polygamy issue, multiple marriages raises questions about exploitation, abuse, patriarchy, issues with respect to taxes, inheritance, child custody, it is an entirely different thing,” Olson said.“And if you -- if a state prohibits polygamy, it's prohibiting conduct.
“If it prohibits gay and lesbian citizens from getting married, it is prohibiting their exercise of a right based upon their status,” Olson said.
Olson said banning gay marriage was “picking out a group of individuals to deny them the freedom (the court) said is fundamental.”
- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ted-olson-pro...
All part of the same issue, the SAME QUESTION!!!! How do we as a society define marriage?The reality remains that polygamy and gay marriage deal with entirely separate issues, and the only reason you continually return to polygamy, is that you have no valid argument specifically applicable to same sex marriage.
Grow up Pietro.