There’s no “compelling societal need” for ANYONE to marry. You can cohabitate with your favorite humans just as easily as I can.Ohhhhhhh....we get to the gist. The purpose is for SSC, not for society at large. Is there a compelling societal need for men to "marry" men, or women to "marry" women?
But when two people pool all their resources and properties, and begin planning all future life decisions in tandem, they will require a legal contract to back all that up. Marriage is that contract. The government recognizes and upholds THAT contract the same as it upholds any OTHER contract.
Can you be more specific? What do rewrites (of what?) have to do with the merits of a polygamy argument?Waitaminit here....weren't you complaining early in this post about all the rewrites?
I’m sorry, but no. Holding open a revolving door of spouses coming and going does not constitute “commitment”.Back to those pesky polygamists crashing our Big Fat Gay Wedding. Polygamist can, and do commit to each other and their families. Thanks for denigrating them, and their families though.
And stop pretending to play bleeding-heart on behalf of polygamists. We all know you couldn’t care less about them except where they serve as a red herring to be thrown into unrelated arguments.
If you TRULY wanted polygamists to "crash the wedding", then you'd put in SOME effort in re-writing those 1,138 marriage rights that they would want to use. You haven't lifted a FINGER in that department, so I know you don't care if marriage could function between 3 or more parties.
Whether or not there’s a band, a gift registry, a photographer, a pastor or even a church present will not change the governmental recognition of our marriage.Bully for you! Will the Village People be performing?
I don’t know. Why do some judges believe in the devil? Why do some people gear their decisions around their fear of magical beings on the attack?So why have some judges found the arguments lacking?
Because Leviticus. Because of a pervading and slanderous campaign against gay people that’s been ongoing for about 20 centuries. Because most people are morons who would vote for slavery if it meant they got to have one. Popular doesn’t mean correct. When people are FINALLY made to THINK about the issue, and realize the impact it has on the loved ones in their lives, and the unfairness inherent in their previous position, then they change their minds.Why have the people themselves, when offered the chance to vote on what definition of marriage is important to them, their state and society, voted thirty time in favor of the definition of marriage which had already existed?