Are Gay Marriage Opponents Irrational?

Jan 18, 2012 Full story: www.theatlantic.com 945

Politics Staff Feature

If you want to read a point-by-point rebuttal of Rick Santorum's anti-gay-marriage platform, look no further than Conor Friedersdorf's piece in today's Atlantic.

Among other things, Friedersdorf skewers Santorum for ignoring inconvenient historical facts:

"Marriage is, and has always been through human history, a union of a man and woman," [Santorum] writes, neglecting to mention the times when it has been the unions of a man and various women..."
"And did human history end in April 2001? That's when the Netherlands legalized gay marriage. Today gay marriage is legal in 10 countries."
Friedersdorf thinks social conservatives like Santorum are losing the debate - "and the support of America's next generation of voters."

Weigh in: Does Friedersdorf have it right - are gay marriage's opponents losing the debate?

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celticwarriors

Seminole, FL

#1 Jan 18, 2012
Yes, they are irrational and bigoted bullies. The world is moving forward, while they stay stagnated without the ability to reason. Gay marriage in no way harms anyone.

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Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#2 Jan 18, 2012
No more irrational than the proponents of homosexual marriage.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Jan 18, 2012
Not only are they irrational, they're hate filled bigots to boot.

They have NEVER been able to come up with a single rational reason to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples.

They have NEVER been able to explain how denying marriage rights to same-sex couples would somehow encourage heteros to marry and be responsible for their kids.

They have NEVER been able to explain how denying marriage rights to same-sex couples would somehow prevent opposite-sex couples from getting divorced.

They have NEVER been able to explain why the legal protections of marriage are so necessary for opposite-sex couples raising children, but are NOT necessary for same-sex couples raising chidren.

It's hateful bigotry, pure & simple.

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plume drecker

Bayonne, NJ

#4 Jan 18, 2012
YES and they also be LIMP-DICKIE'S

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Jan 18, 2012
Far Away wrote:
No more irrational than the proponents of homosexual marriage.
How is tyring to obtain the same legal & financial protections for our families that opposite-sex couples have "irrational"?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#6 Jan 18, 2012
Maybe the government should get out of the marriage business all together.

How many kids come from broken homes? How many kids are born OUT of wedlock?

How many people are divorced?? How many are remarried?

How many people just plain live together?

The institution of marriage is falling by the wayside anyways. So kick the government out of the bedroom. Just count births and deaths (most marriages don't last long enough to count <LOL>).

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#7 Jan 18, 2012
Does Friedersdorf have it right - are gay marriage's opponents losing the debate?
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yes, the opponents are losing the battle.
(IMHO it's because most people don't really care either way)

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#8 Jan 18, 2012
celticwarriors wrote:
Yes, they are irrational and bigoted bullies. The world is moving forward, while they stay stagnated without the ability to reason. Gay marriage in no way harms anyone.
The world can do what it wants.........but 7 states out of 50 right now won't buy the propaganda that is just a ploy for more handouts from uncle sugar.
Otis B Driftwood

Freeport, NY

#9 Jan 18, 2012
Soon the disordered liberals will have you able to marry a f'ag in all 50 states, but not smoke one.
Ross

Lady Lake, FL

#10 Jan 18, 2012
The nitwit writers on this site will do anything to deflect the attention away from odummy and the methods he is using to destroy this Country. One hot topic that should be discussed is odummy's rejection of the Keystone pipline. So what do these fiction writers choose to discuss....gay marriage. Who gives a shit about gay marriage?
America is Not the Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Jan 18, 2012
The days of Sodom and Gomorrah are returning.
Evil will be destroyed in the end
America is Not the Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Jan 18, 2012
Ross wrote:
The nitwit writers on this site will do anything to deflect the attention away from odummy and the methods he is using to destroy this Country. One hot topic that should be discussed is odummy's rejection of the Keystone pipline. So what do these fiction writers choose to discuss....gay marriage. Who gives a shit about gay marriage?
Topix is a extremely bias Liberal network. They are a network of over 15 Media outlets that have a special agenda.
If you notice most of the post that are put up are off the wall and Liberal bias and they attack Conservatives.
An underline movement that is happening in the US
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#13 Jan 18, 2012
Fundietards are irrational, uneducated and moronic! They are the lowest sort of vermin!
Pete

Panama City, FL

#14 Jan 18, 2012
Yes.
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Jan 18, 2012
So you are a big fan of corporate welfare?
Ross wrote:
The nitwit writers on this site will do anything to deflect the attention away from odummy and the methods he is using to destroy this Country. One hot topic that should be discussed is odummy's rejection of the Keystone pipline. So what do these fiction writers choose to discuss....gay marriage. Who gives a shit about gay marriage?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#16 Jan 18, 2012
America is Not the Same wrote:
<quoted text>
Topix is a extremely bias Liberal network. They are a network of over 15 Media outlets that have a special agenda.
If you notice most of the post that are put up are off the wall and Liberal bias and they attack Conservatives.
An underline movement that is happening in the US
And yet here you are, once again trolling a gay topic. What's wrong, is you favorite gay pron site being blocked today?
America is Not the Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Jan 18, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And yet here you are, once again trolling a gay topic. What's wrong, is you favorite gay pron site being blocked today?
Take this to the bank
Gays and Atheists WILL NOT destroy this country

May be Sheia Law should come to the US It's in the making
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#19 Jan 18, 2012
They just don't like freedom.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#20 Jan 18, 2012
davy wrote:
So you are a big fan of corporate welfare?
<quoted text>
Only for the gay corporations.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#21 Jan 18, 2012
Otis B Driftwood wrote:
Soon the disordered liberals will have you able to marry a f'ag in all 50 states, but not smoke one.
I think you are capable of smoking one.

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