Aug. 4th, 2010

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'Prop. 8 lead attorney Charles Cooper told the judge in closing arguments in June that marriage between heterosexual couples is "fundamental to the survival of the human race."'

This is the most ridiculous argument I've ever heard for banning same-sex marriage.
1) Banning same-sex marriage doesn't magically turn homosexual people into heterosexual people. If that were true, there never would have been a movement to make same-sex marriage legal in the first place.
2) Allowing same-sex marriage doesn't prevent people from having kids. Heterosexual couples (and lesbians who make use of a sperm bank) can still make children! With or without marriage, even!

Another argument I thought was pretty ridiculous:
'Prop. 8 backers said in court papers that a stay of Walker's ruling is "essential to averting the harms that would flow from another purported window of same-sex marriage in California."'

Yes, because there was just so much harm that resulted from the previous window of same-sex marriage in California.

I've never seen a single argument against same-sex marriage that wasn't simply discrimination. I'm glad the judge saw it the same way. Now to hope that the appeals courts see this blatantly obvious fact as well.

(All quotes taken from: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15677141 )

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