Marriage (How the heck did we get here? Was RE: Did Ed Snowden do the right thing?)

Jima jima at
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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