sorry, i'm short on time right now so i'll be vrey brief.KiMare wrote:
Really. How does that assertion explain the divorce rate.
However, it wasn't my point.
What is government interest in giving special rights to only certain friendships with a select number?
You didn't answer my questions.
1. What prevailing interest does the government have in granting rights and benefits to friendships?
2. On what basis does it limit those rights and benefits to only couples of any gender?
1. I'm not referring to any court case. I'm asking what prevailing interest the government has in supporting and protecting friendships?
2. If the government extends support and protection to married couples and gay couples on the basis of friendship, what right does it have to limit it to only those types of friendships and two people?
1. if you're not referring to a court case, then there is no point in discussing as it is not a question before the court. the cases proceeding deal with Prop 8 and DOMA - and they are regarding same sex marriage, not friendship. stick to the topic.
2. friendship is not at question. legal marriage / legal binding contracts is the subject and the crux. stay on point here and focus. marriage, legally speaking, is a legally binding contract between two people.