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Perseus: “You define it as vague, but because civil SSM is new and still uncommon, there was no need for BSA to be more specific in defining marriage.”
You define it as vague, but because civil SSM is new and still uncommon, there was no need for BSA to be more specific in defining marriage.
The merger with marriage recognition is wrong whether it is called SSM or Civil Union.
Does anyone know of any specific laws currently on the books that restrict marriage other than those banning SSM, that is, on the state or federal level?
Their are plenty of other threads for discussing your objection to the idea of SSM, this, my good sir is not one of them.
In the case of marriage, calling SSM discriminatory or segregationist represents either a failure to adequately recognise the sexuality of the individual involved or more perniciously to regard that distinction as immaterial or undeserving of respect.
Likewise, if you think it is ludicrous to call SSM a ‘right’ and that those in favor of it are blatantly ignoring the historical definition of marriage and substituting one of their own choosing purely on selfish grounds and are calling those against SSM hateful and ignorant without addressing the substance of the claims then you will tend to think of pro-SSM advocates as bigoted.
Likewise, if you think it is ludicrous to call SSM a ‘right’…then you will tend to think of pro-SSM advocates as bigoted.
There are some, or one, Republican congresspeople in Minnesota who are talking of changing the MN constitution to ban SSM, which is especially stupid since it is already against state law…
We just need Pietro to say, “I am disturbed by the idea of SSM and therefore I think it should not be legal.”