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Equality PA Responds to Gay Marriage "Child" Comment

There are 1 comment on the EDGE story from Aug 29, 2013, titled Equality PA Responds to Gay Marriage "Child" Comment. In it, EDGE reports that:

Equality Pennsylvania Calls for Respect in Response to Comments Comparing Committed Same-sex Couples to Children In a lawsuit filed against the Montgomery County Register of Wills, Pennsylvania state attorneys compared same-sex couples to children, saying that marriages between committed gay couples are invalid, like marriages between 12 year olds.

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Since: Jun 11


#1 Aug 29, 2013
Another frequently used, yet either ignorant or dishonest tactic. The age restriction clearly provides a legitimate governmental interest in protecting children. While we can argue about were to draw the line, only child abusers would argue for removing the restriction entirely.

Gender is a very different restriction. We don't restrict people from marriage based on gender alone, and there is no reason to restrict marriage to one of each. It provides no legitimate governmental interest.

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