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Registered on:12/4/2006
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Hog on the Hill[/quote] First off, :cheers:. I enjoy good debate with facts and reason. And honestly, I have no issue with SSM at the state and federal level. To me, marriage can have either state & religious ties OR state-only ties. And as long as religious freedoms are not impinged,...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Precedent is precedent, but they're separate issues. [/quote] Please explain how they are separate or distinct in terms of the rationale you have previously used -- people can choose who they wish to marry...commit to eternally...etc. [quote]If you're saying specifically that spousal im...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]But you don't have the right, in Georgia, to marry someone of the same sex. [/quote] You are right. Why should Georgia extend them that right? [quote]That's a completely different issue from same-sex marriage. [/quote] But it will be decided using the same basis as this case. If ...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
Here's what I quoted: [quote]They are not allowed to have their unions (of the person of their choice) legally recognized by every state in this country, whereas heterosexual unions are recognized without issue. [/quote] Two things: 1) I read the GA statute posted earlier...I didn't see any...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
"Person of their choice" was what I was referring to. That seems all touchy-feely to me. Marriage licenses are two-way contracts and the inference is that you would never enter into a marriage contract, or any other contract, unwillingly. No need to point out "person of their choice" as a party t...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]What universe are you living in?[/quote] I am living in the present. What part(s) of what I said do you have a problem with, specifically?...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]They are not allowed to have their unions (of the person of their choice) legally recognized by every state in this country, whereas heterosexual unions are recognized without issue. [/quote] You seem to be bringing an emotion into the argument that the law is purposefully blind to. ...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]I almost wish you would have gone the religion route. This "distinction" or "gotcha" or "argument": quote: As I said before, this statute says nothing about homosexuality. It says "same sex". I am sure it also states that I can't marry my brother. But it doesn't say "gay people can't get...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]since you're apparently going the NC route today. [/quote] Huh? [quote]Can a same-sex couple get married in such a way that spousal immunity from testimony against each other is recognized by the state, in let's say Georgia? [/quote] Not in Georgia, no. Has this issue occurred in ...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]I was responding the the DrEdgeLSu guy who said there is currently no law forbidding gays from getting married.[/quote] I didn't and have not brought up religion in this argument, as this is a state issue. I am fully supportive of churches deciding who they will perform religious ceremoni...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
This would be an example of rational basis in favor of recognizing SSM: Happier people are more productive, specifically in terms of economic production. There is a population of individuals who want to be legally married but cannot, thus creating frustration and unhappiness, which results in re...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Try again?[/quote] Can you read? In my post: [quote]And yes, that is nitpicking, because there are laws that prevent gay people from marrying [i]each other[/i], and that is the crux of the issue. But to say that gay people can't get married is untrue. [/quote] As I said before, th...
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re: Rational basis against recognition of SSM - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Correct, everyone has the Constitutional right to equal protection of the law. Do you disagree? [/quote] And again, there are no laws currently on the books that prevent gay people from getting married. And yes, that is nitpicking, because there are laws that prevent gay people from m...
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re: Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Because studies have shown stable household environments promote better child-rearing environments, and the state has an interest in child welfare, and marriages are more likely to lead to stable households. That what you're looking for? To add to that, there is no evidence that gay marri...
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re: Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]I'm not sure what you're looking for here. [/quote] I'm looking for exactly what I am asking. At least make an effort at answering the question. Why do you believe the state is interested in couples marrying?...
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re: Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]The state has an interest because the state decided it had an interest, by assigning benefits to those who chose to get married.[/quote] That's not an answer. "The state has an interest because the state had an interest." WHAT? What interest does the STATE have in defining marriage?...
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re: Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Then where is the polygamy happening right now in Massachusetts? Legally, of course. I'd love to hear about this new group of trailblazers living according to God's Will.[/quote] Do you not see the inevitable leap? If we begin with the basis that the state has some reason to define an...
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re: Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]I know you're looking really hard to find a way that this ruling will bring down society, but it won't.[/quote] You still haven't answered my questions from earlier. Why does the state have any interest in anyone getting married at all? ...
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re: Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Post the explicit language in Windsor that says marriage is a right even when you don't meet the standards required to marry. [/quote] If I had to guess, I'd assume he was thinking of Loving -- [i]"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence an...
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re: Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Can you apply for a marriage license than legally joins you to the person you love, with whom you intend to spend the remainder of your life, and with whom you will potentially raise a family?[/quote] Nowhere on the marriage license that I did sign 12 years ago does it say any of those thi...
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