posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 04:12 AM
1. "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively,
or to the people." --10th Amendment to the United States Constitution
The federal government does not have the constitutional power to override laws made by the states. To allow an amendment to the Constitution on this
issue will, at the same time, override the 10th amendment and render it useless.
2. Marriage is a decision and vow between two consenting adults. It should not even be up for debate in the government. We allow for a child to
marry an adult, if his/her parents give their consent, but we are trying to say that 2 grown adults who want to get married cannot, if they are the
same sex? I think that allowing a 14 year old boy to marry a 42 year old woman (like what recently happened in Alabama) is more of an insult and a
threat to the institution of marriage, then gay marriage could dream of being.
3. What exactly IS the threat to the sanctity and institution of marriage that homosexual marriages present?