Originally Posted by mcan
You're not even reading what I post, are you?
You clearly do not understand what rights are if you think gay people want MORE rights. They don't. That doesn't even make sense. They want to be able to be married, which has never been a "right" for anybody. Where, prey tell, is the amendment allowing for marriage? There isn't one, I'll save you the time. This is a benefit, given by the state to encourage people to have families. Like we also give tax breaks to home owners to encourage people to buy homes. Because happy families in a home are good for society. None of these benefits are RIGHTS. They can be taken off the books right now, if we vote em away. The question is, is it constitutional for the state to discriminate against gays when it comes to one or more of these benefits. It's EXACTLY the same as if we didn't allow gays to buy a home, or to take a home mortgage interest deduction. EXACTLY the same thing.
In that particular instance I was engaging in a bit of Direckshun's expediency thing.
I thought it would be understood as I twice already outlined in this very thread the difference between a right to marry and a government responsibility to afford them benefits and recognition.
To that end, it seems your latest post above wants to argue with me but are in fact agreeing with me