Thursday, July 26, 2012

'I do not believe that proponents of same-sex marriage have done a good job explaining why they want same-sex marriage legalized...'

An essay from David Robertson, at Wizbang, "Thoughts On Same-Sex Marriage."
The rights of people residing in the USA are spelled out in the U.S. Constitution and the various state constitutions. The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of a right to marry whomever one wants to marry. The right to regulate marriage belongs to the individual states, in accordance with the 10th Amendment.

I consider it wrong to claim that same-sex marriage is a right if such a right is not stated in a state’s constitution or other legal documents.

It is also an error to claim that heterosexuals always have the right to marry whomever they want to marry. For example, half of the states ban marriage between First Cousins. The New York Times carried a story about First Cousin couples who had to go out of state in order to get married.
Same-sex marriage, indeed, is not a civil right, and it's never been considered a key item of the American civil rights agenda. See: "Same-Sex Marriage: Hijacking the Civil Rights Legacy."

The homosexual extremists are not working from history or reason --- they're working off intimidation. And it's working, which is why they keep escalating the thuggery. They've been shifting to fascist attacks on freedom of speech now, and big city Democrats are enabling it. It's not a good time for this country's traditions of liberty, so thank a Democrat for that. See the Chicago Tribune, "Alderman to Chick-fil-A: No deal."