Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
reply to post by thehoneycomb
Let us go the next logical step with your assessment.
Let's ban inter-racial marriages. Blacks have the same right as whites: To marry in their own race.
This was banned for a time. But, one of the problems there is defining black and white. What about all the mixed race people? How do we fit them in?
There are no mixed sexed people. At least, they are a rare commodity indeed. So, it's easier to separate the gays from the straights.
Let's ban disproportionate wealth marriages. Poor people have the same right to marry as the rich, as long as they marry another poor person.
Again, this has been the practice for a long time. It's still a force even today. Europe had the class system. Royalty could only marry Royalty
etc...no matter how ugly the Royal spouse might be, still that Royal blood entitled union with a Royal mate by decree.
Let's ban inter-religious marriages. Muslims have the same right to marry as everyone else, as long as they marry in their own religion.
Many places in the world forbid inter-religious marriages, already. Been there, done that. Old news.
You see how this silly argument from folks against gay marriage is?
It's not silly at all. In all other cases you refer to, it is society's social structures that form the distinctions between people, but here it's
biology, a nature barrier.
A black man can marry a white woman and produce a child. Nature allows it, God allows it. It is only we the people who impose some restriction to keep
things the way we want to see them.
A muslim can marry a jew and produce a child. Nature allows it, God allows it. It is only we the people who impose some restriction.....
But a gay man marrying another gay man cannot produce offspring no matter how many times they "copulate".
Nature has banned it, God has forbidden it, and no amount of laws passed by us can change that reality.
"They have the same rights as everyone else. They can marry anyone they want, just not of the same sex."
They cannot have the same right, even if we the people wanted to give them the same right, because it is not within our power to grant "equality" to
people whom Nature or God has designed to be different.
Let us pass a law to give fish the same rights as birds.
We hereby decree, that from this date onward, fish are allowed to roam the sky and birds are permitted to visit the ocean floors.
We'd love to have this power as humans to grant or deny rights to whomsoever we wish.
The right of two men to produce a child by copulation, how can we do it? Science is not there yet. Maybe we can put an artificial "womb" into the
body of a man, and attach it's entrance to the "colon". So that men too can have the "equal right" to bear children like straight couples. But,
we're a long way from that technology.
That would also bring up another problem for children. Imagine kids at school arguing among each other, "I was born through a vagina, where did you
See? No matter what we do, or how hard we try, we cannot circumvent the design.