Arguments against gay marriage echo those heard against racial intermarriage

Jan 6, 2013 | Posted by: Rick in Kansas | Full story: www.courier-journal.com

When Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Pike County, Ky., voted last year to bar interracial couples as members, the condemnation was swift and universal: The head of the county ministers association said, "This is not the spirit of the community in any way, shape or form."

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I am an avid participant in auto-eroticism. Am I too going to hell?
Only if your palms are hairy.

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Of course, these people are nuts, but one way they can rationalize the distinction is the fact that the Bible (not the Hebrew or Koine but their beloved Queen James version), if it says anything at all about interracial marriages, is not very clear about them.

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Here is a chart that compares the arguments against inter-racial marriage to the arguments against gay marriage equality. As this article and the other links supplied demonstrate, they are essentially the same arguments.

http://www.equalitygiving.org/files/Marriage-...
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Here is a chart that compares the arguments against inter-racial marriage to the arguments against gay marriage equality. As this article and the other links supplied demonstrate, they are essentially the same arguments.
http://www.equalitygiving.org/files/Marriage-...
where's the column for polygamy as many of the arguments are also the same...
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Here is a chart that compares the arguments against inter-racial marriage to the arguments against gay marriage equality. As this article and the other links supplied demonstrate, they are essentially the same arguments.
http://www.equalitygiving.org/files/Marriage-...
funny how many have to do with the kids...
even though you deny that was ever a consideration...

say, can interracial couples have kids TOGETHER?
can gays?

Do interracial couples provide both a MOM and DAD?

So the arguments against gay marriage are not really the same are they?

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where's the column for polygamy as many of the arguments are also the same...
If you check the chart, you will see polygamy was offered as an excuse to deny interracial marriage, just as it is offered as an excuse to deny same sex couples equal treatment under the laws currently in effect. The unsupportable argument offered was that if it is allowed then polygamy will have to be allowed.

Of course it is an irrational argument because polygamy requires changing the property and custody laws while interracial marriage and same sex marriage require no changes to the laws that affect "what" a marriage is legally. All that is changed is who can participate. No change in the numbers, age, or informed consent requirements are needed.
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If you check the chart, you will see polygamy was offered as an excuse to deny interracial marriage, just as it is offered as an excuse to deny same sex couples equal treatment under the laws currently in effect. The unsupportable argument offered was that if it is allowed then polygamy will have to be allowed.
Of course it is an irrational argument because polygamy requires changing the property and custody laws while interracial marriage and same sex marriage require no changes to the laws that affect "what" a marriage is legally. All that is changed is who can participate. No change in the numbers, age, or informed consent requirements are needed.
where are the arguments against polygamy compared?

If it was included (and why ISNT a marriage right included here?? I know why) you would see lots of the same arguments currently used to properly deny polygamy...

And again, where is the mother and father argument?

where is the procreation argument?

All you chart shows is that we are focused on kids when we discuss marriage ALL THE TIME...not just for gays...
something you often deny by sticking your head in the sand...
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Of course it is an irrational argument because polygamy requires changing the property and custody laws while interracial marriage and same sex marriage require no changes to the laws that affect "what" a marriage is legally.
see how the sperm donors to lesbians are getting rung up as a daddy by the law?

proof you guys don't fit with our current system..
so is that a proper reason to deny rights or not?

consistency is not your virtue...

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funny how many have to do with the kids...
even though you deny that was ever a consideration...
say, can interracial couples have kids TOGETHER?
can gays?
Do interracial couples provide both a MOM and DAD?
So the arguments against gay marriage are not really the same are they?
Justice Scalia denies procreation was ever a requirement for marriage.

Some interracial couples can have kids together, but some are too old or otherwise infertile. Yet ability to procreate is not and has never been a requirement for marriage.

Yet many gay couples do have children, just like many straight couples do with the help of assisted reproduction, while others adopt together.

Just like the irrational excuses detailed in the article, chart, and other link cited, you provide no legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of equal treatment under the law.
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Justice Scalia denies procreation was ever a requirement for marriage.
love, commitment, a desire to be family, NONE OF THEM are REQUIRED....
are they RELATED?

yet you guys talk about love between gays and all that jazz all the time...

as i say, consistency is not your virtue.
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funny how many have to do with the kids...
even though you deny that was ever a consideration...
say, can interracial couples have kids TOGETHER?
can gays?
Do interracial couples provide both a MOM and DAD?
So the arguments against gay marriage are not really the same are they?
Questions about kids do not appear on marriage license applications or drivers license applications

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see how the sperm donors to lesbians are getting rung up as a daddy by the law?
proof you guys don't fit with our current system..
so is that a proper reason to deny rights or not?
consistency is not your virtue...
That is just anti-gay Sam Brownback and Kansas trying to punish gay people by treating them differently from straight people.

As most laws intended to punish gay people in the past have resulted in movement toward equal treatment, this one will eventually do the same. There is no reason to treat same sex couples any differently from opposite sex couples who use assistance or adoption.

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where's the column for polygamy as many of the arguments are also the same...
Polygamy is offered as an irrational excuse for denial of equality. It is only one of the same irrational arguments used to deny both inter-racial marriage and same sex marriage equality.

But there is no column for polygamy, as it is a very different arrangement. The arguments against polygamy are not the same as the arguments against marriage equality for gay people. Again, polygamy requires changing the property and custody rules as well as the social dynamics for straight people while treating gay couples equally under the laws currently in effect requires no such changes.

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love, commitment, a desire to be family, NONE OF THEM are REQUIRED....
are they RELATED?
yet you guys talk about love between gays and all that jazz all the time...
as i say, consistency is not your virtue.
There are many reasons people choose to get married. Many of those reasons are the same reasons that motivate straight people. Yet those personal choices are not regulated by the government.

“These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833, 851 (1992):

You provide no legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of equal treatment under the law.
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But there is no column for polygamy, as it is a very different arrangement.
so is a man and man and man and woman!

there is no column because it totally deflates your argument...
so does this standing scotus law:

" But in commonsense and in a constitutional sense, there is a clear distinction between a marital restriction based merely upon race and one based upon the fundamental difference in sex."
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“These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833, 851 (1992):
I love how you cite a procreation case as if it spoke about marriage...
without grasping that this is yet another case where the two are intertwined...
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so is a man and man and man and woman!
there is no column because it totally deflates your argument...
so does this standing scotus law:
" But in commonsense and in a constitutional sense, there is a clear distinction between a marital restriction based merely upon race and one based upon the fundamental difference in sex."
Gay guys are born with the same sexual orientation your 'mother' was born with; attracted to men
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If you mother's marriage had been restricted; you would be illegitimate

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so is a man and man and man and woman!
there is no column because it totally deflates your argument...
so does this standing scotus law:
" But in commonsense and in a constitutional sense, there is a clear distinction between a marital restriction based merely upon race and one based upon the fundamental difference in sex."
Again, polygamy requires changing the property and custody rules as well as the social dynamics for straight people while treating gay couples equally under the laws currently in effect requires no such changes.

You fail to provide any legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of equal treatment under the law as required by the 5th and 14th amendments to the constitution.

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I love how you cite a procreation case as if it spoke about marriage...
without grasping that this is yet another case where the two are intertwined...
This case is one of those that demonstrate procreation is not required to qualify for marriage. Marriage remains a fundamental right without procreational ability, intent, or desire.

Procreation is an individual choice, not the choice of the government.
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Gay guys are born with the same sexual orientation your 'mother' was born with; attracted to men
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If you mother's marriage had been restricted; you would be illegitimate
and we consider that normal.
now if it was my dad who was attracted to men, I wouldn't be here at all!

see how that works?

and BTW, "illegitimate"?

do you mean the nexus between marriage and procreation?

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