Thursday, August 5, 2010

* There's nobody left to put-down? "THAT TIME HAS PASSED."

The New York Times
Marriage Is a Constitutional Right
Published: August 4, 2010

" . . . One of Judge Walker’s strongest points was that traditional notions of marriage can no longer be used to justify discrimination, just as gender roles in opposite-sex marriage have changed dramatically over the decades. All marriages are now unions of equals, he wrote, and there is no reason to restrict that equality to straight couples. The exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage “exists as an artifact of a time when the genders were seen as having distinct roles in society and in marriage,” he wrote. “That time has passed.”

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