Marriage (How the heck did we get here? Was RE: Did Ed Snowden do the right thing?)
jima at beer.tclug.org
Mon Jun 10 18:17:13 MDT 2013
On 2013-06-10 14:54, Lonnie Olson wrote:
> I think at this point all of the rational people that disagree with
> marriage equality, do so on the basis of branding. The use of the
> word marriage. They feel it should be reserved only for the religious
> kind of marriage, and the legal one should have to pick a new brand.
> I understand this feeling. However, I think it's time to realize that
> the current branding of marriage has already been diluted. The
> objections to building marriage into the legal system should have been
> made hundreds of years ago. I think it's way too late.
To that point, there are a number of religions that have no moral
objection to same-sex marriage; the line isn't simply between
"religious" marriage and "legal" marriage. Rough citation on the
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