Skip to comments.The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage
Posted on 01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST by steve-b
Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex....
Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social and economic partnership. We encourage couples to marry because the commitments they make to one another provide benefits not only to themselves but also to their families and communities. Marriage requires thinking beyond one's own needs. It transforms two individuals into a union based on shared aspirations, and in doing so establishes a formal investment in the well-being of society. The fact that individuals who happen to be gay want to share in this vital social institution is evidence that conservative ideals enjoy widespread acceptance. Conservatives should celebrate this, rather than lament it.
Legalizing same-sex marriage would also be a recognition of basic American principles, and would represent the culmination of our nation's commitment to equal rights. It is, some have said, the last major civil-rights milestone yet to be surpassed in our two-century struggle to attain the goals we set for this nation at its formation....
The dream that became America began with the revolutionary concept expressed in the Declaration of Independence in words that are among the most noble and elegant ever written: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...."
(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...
Since most laws are legislated morals...judges pretty much dictate morals all the time.
Laws are morals codified. So, who's morals or what morals do you want to form the basis of your laws?
This devolution in values started when courts made it so easy to get divorced. Under God’s law adultery is the only rationale for disolving a marriage. People MADE it work in our grandparents’ generation and before because they were dedicated to their beliefs and they knew there wasn’t an easy way out.
He might as well promote the Conservative case for blue becoming legally yellow. Marraige IS the legal life long intimate bond between a man and a woman becoming one flesh in the eyes of God and society, period. That is what it IS.
Good for you. I agree with you, and - I agree with Ted Olson.
If I’m a traitor, I’m a traitor. Boo hoo.
Do you consider Dick Cheney a traitor also?
"If I were to tell the press that millions of Americans would be blown up by an Iranian nutcase, or that your Congress has stolen the entire contents of your savings with health care "reform" or bailouts, nobody panics, because it's all part of the plan...
But, if I tell the press a few homosexuals are upset over their little wee wees in California, why, everyone just loses their minds!"
HOW ABOUT A MAGIC TRICK???
If Scott Brown wins, poor little Obama won't be able to pimp his grandmother for a nickel...
merry10:Do you consider Dick Cheney a traitor also?
Cheney is not making the same argument as that traitor Olson... Cheney wants the staes to decide...
If you are trying to say Cheney is a traitor like Olson, you are out of your mind.
A guy like me... Look, I know why the bar associations have little group therapy sessions in secret ...
They didn't call it the "Madoff Exception" for nothing.
That’s not ALL Cheney was doing.
Ted Olson, Dick Cheney, Mary Cheney ... good company.
“I think that freedom means freedom for everyone,” replied the former V.P. “As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish....”
And you’re afraid of....what?
Pay for it yourself...
I don’t think tax subsidies for getting feces on your penis is anything remotely “conservative.”
Of course, when your whole world rotates around your little wee wee, I don’t expect you to ever grow up and be a man...
Is Ted feeling liberal guilt? How else to explain this? Even black preachers say gay marriage is NOT a civil rights issue!
You just completely annihilated the argument with one photo. Very well done.
Thanks. Here is something else you may be interested in: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2433328/posts
What’s up with Ted Olson? Did he drink that damn coolaid?
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