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Old 03-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by BucEyedPea View Post
That's only because marriage has been defined as a union of a man and a woman for millenia. That's what it is. It was always an economic union to further the race. That's based on natural law.
No, actually it hasn't. Marriage has been defined for millenia as a social contract that is recognized by Church and State. This includes a wide variety of situations, although almost exclusively involving those of opposite gender. The idea of marriage as it is practiced in present day America being the definitive form is relatively modern.


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Gay marriage isn't exactly based on natural law. It's going to be based positivist law. Furthermore, they haven't wanted to marry. They wanted to be left alone by the state until the HIV problem. But even if they wanted to, they could marry as marriage was once done. Just up and marry. Doesn't mean it would be recognized.
That is incorrect. Gay marriage is absolutely rooted in lex naturalis. To deny that is to deny that homosexual behavior exists. Most people do want to be left alone by the State. I completely understand that sentiment. Unfortunately the State intrudes into our lives, so the State is obligated to treat her citizens with equality.



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So, no, it's your opinion that's a cop out.
I hold that opinion because it appears self evident.
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