Did you read the findings carefully? "It follows that it is not beyond rational SPECULATION to conclude that fundamentally altering the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions MIGHT result in undermining the societal understanding of the link between marriage, procreation, and family structure."http://www.thenewamerican.com/ culture/family/item/12416-fede ral-judge-upholds-traditional- marriage-in-hawaii
I said nothing about a goat, keep your sexual fantasy to yourself please. Thank you.
Whaddya know, procreation and marriage linked in a court ruling.
Here's an excerpt from a Federal judge's ruling.
But in his August 8 ruling Judge Alan C. Kay, a Reagan appointee, found that Hawaii’s legislature had a legitimate interest in legislating on behalf of traditional marriage.“Throughout history and societies, marriage has been connected with procreation and childrearing,” wrote Kay in his decision, which ran to 117 pages.“… It follows that it is not beyond rational speculation to conclude that fundamentally altering the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions might result in undermining the societal understanding of the link between marriage, procreation, and family structure.” He added that “to suddenly constitutionalize the issue of same-sex marriage ‘would short-circuit’ the legislative actions that have been taking place in Hawaii.... Accordingly, because Hawaii’s marriage laws are rationally related to legitimate government interests, they do not violate the federal Constitution.”
Vaughn Walker, in his decision to overturn Proposition 8 (which outlawed same-gender marriage) found (among other things):
--"A parent's gender is not a factor in a child's adjustment. An individual's sexual orientation does not determine whether that individual can be a good parent. Children raised by gay or lesbian parents are as LIKELY as children raised by heterosexual parents to be healthy, successful and well-adjusted.
--Gay and lesbian adoption is widespread and is supported and encouraged in California law, providing evidence concerning same sex couples and parenting, with around 18% of same sex couples in California raising children. As a corollary, this provides evidence of fact that Proposition 8 is not rationally connected to improving parenting, since it makes no attempt to amend or revoke state approval of any aspect of parenting by non-married same sex couples.
--Marriage of other groups, controversial on comparable grounds at the time, such as race or ethnicity, has not reduced the "vibrancy" or importance of marriage as a social institution, although many people raised concerns of its degradation at the time.
Proposition 8 supporters appealed. But Vaughn's decision was upheld by a three judge panel in Feb. 2012.