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200 at rally call for 'common ground' in gay-rights fight

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  • MarcoLuxe
    Jan. 24, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    Special rights??? Consider other protected classes: religion [a choice], illegitimacy of birth, national origin, and for many issues, non-citizenship; all groups have little targeted violence if any, let alone lawful discrimination in work, housing and family law.

    Now compare gays, and consider that those even perceived to be gay get battered and murdered by strangers and even by their own families -- and you cannot escape a SCOTUS classification as "suspect". This demands that any law that targets gays be shown to be narrowly tailored to promote a compelling government interest. What government interest could there be in letting otherwise qualified couples from calling their relationship "marriage" and enfranchising their children with two automatic legal guardians? Please, I really want to know.... But don't cite tradition, as it's just another word for the status quo used by the enfranchised to keep their favored status, and don't bring up religion because that's not legally relevant, as rationales for faith are as tenuous as angels' wings.

  • MarcoLuxe
    Jan. 24, 2010 12:51 a.m.

    Correction: replace "letting" with "barring" in 5th sentence, viz:

    What government interest could there be in BARRING otherwise qualified couples from calling their relationship "marriage" and enfranchising their children with two automatic legal guardians?

  • Pagan
    Jan. 25, 2010 8:09 a.m.

    Getting married is a special right?

    Ok.

    What do straight people do that is so 'special' that 40% of US children are being raised in single-parent households?