Over on Westover's Comment Thread on Gay Marriage
J Ewing waxes eloquent.
If you really believe that homosexual behavior is ordained at birth, then I suggest that we modify the push against abortion to allow it in the cases of rape, incest, life of the mother, gross fetal deformity (the usual exceptions), and homosexual orientation. While we are at it, we should also abort children who we know have the inborn traits of rape, pedophilia, bestiality, and polygamy-- all "preventable" crimes if we believe as you say.
Sorry for the extreme examples, but it is the logical conclusion, and not that big of a leap, of stating that homosexual behavior is inborn.
And I disagree with your disagreements. Gays that engage in artificial insemination or surrogate motherhood to create a "family" ARE preventing the natural process of forming a family through, well, the natural process, from taking place.
I will repeat, again, redundantly: Nothing in the proposed amendment is intended to change the status of existing gay couples, NOR does it alter the existing "rights" of gay couples to commit to one another in religious ceremony and/or contract law. What it DOES do is to prevent the courts from intervening and upsetting(in the most major way) this status quo situation.
J. Ewing | 04.13.06 - 9:11 am
Craig and Peg Kaplan both dissent strongly. Craig gives his take on the Bachmann amendment hearing in his pioneer press column this week.