Equal Rights before the Law

Rainbow flag. Symbol of gay pride.
Rainbow flag. Symbol of gay pride. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The good Dr. Cargill has posted his stance. The good Dr. West has posted his. The good Dr. McGrath may have won the internet today. You know my feelings on gay marriage. It is not in the purview of the legal system to decide such things. Further, in a system of non-discriminatory laws, we must allow for the same ability to exercise consent to one adult as we do to other adults. As Americans, we are assured of this reality, although it takes us time to realize it.

The AP has the full audio of today’s hearings:

In one of two cases this week challenging laws against same-sex unions, the high court heard arguments for and against a California measure that limits marriage to a man and a woman. Several justices raised doubts that the case was properly before them, suggesting they could dismiss it without any ruling.

Remember, a court of law does not decide the morality but the legality of the case. You steal a piece of bread to save your starving child, you have committed a crime, although the act may be judged moral.

I am for equal rights under the law.

Also, I am for banning pseudo-intellectuals from the internet, beginning with the criminal on the run in South Korea.

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4 Replies to “Equal Rights before the Law”

  1. do you have ‘equal right’ to marry your daughter, your mother, your brother? the question is not about ‘equal rights,’ it is a question of what is marriage. many on the internet, those you’ve mentioned, want to harmonize christian teaching with worldly popularity. that has never been a great idea.

    1. everything is christian teaching. You know, like when it was okay to have slaves, or when it was okay to beat your wives, or when it was okay to deny interracial marriages.

      This is called equal before the law.

      Consent is always required.

  2. Joan’s point is sound, though, whatever side one takes. “Marriage equality” is a phrase that inherently begs the question, which does neither side any favours, just blocks discussion.

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