Will be the first.
Seriously, liberal argumentation generally consists of sloganeering, half-truths, utopian fantasies, and ad hominem attacks. Pretty much every argument that I’ve ever heard advanced to buttress “gay marriage” falls neatly into one or more of these categories.
Today, USA Today came out with an editorial piece favoring the decision by the ultra-leftist Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn California’s Prop 8. By the way, Stephen Reinhardt, who wrote this opinion, and the concurring judge (it was a 2-1 decision of a subcommittee of the court, not the entire court’s decision, by the way) were appointed by Democrats Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. One needs no further reason never to vote Democrat than the mockery of the Constitution that generally tends to take place at the hands of the activist jurists that are almost always the choice of liberal Democrats. But I digress…
I will be sending an editorial response to USA Today in a few moments—who knows if they’ll actually print it—but I reproduce it here in its entirety, for your consideration:
Questions for supporters of gay marriage:
If the issue is equal rights, can you provide the given name of one person that a heterosexual could marry that a homosexual could not? If not, is the issue really equal rights, or is the issue the very definition of marriage itself?
Are legal rights, such as medical privileges, adoption rights, tax benefits, a key aspect of marriage? Are these factors generally a big concern to people who marry?
If not approving gay marriage constitutes a denial of equal rights to homosexuals, does not approving group marriage constitute a denial of equal rights to bisexuals? For that matter, is there not more historical precedent, and logical support, for polygamy than for gay marriage?
Do we establish that “gay marriage harms no one else” by fiat, or could there be a real sense in which it does harm the marriages of others?
Finally, should gay marriage become the law of the land, will you support the rights of my wife and me, married 30 years, to ask the state to no longer recognize our marriage, given our heartfelt religious conviction that gay marriage does indeed cheapen marriage?
I would really, really relish a respectful conversation with any supporter of “gay marriage” who is willing to honestly tackle these questions.
Here’s betting it’ll never happen…