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OT: Re: Fridays are always good for shock headlines...

  • From: Derek J. Balling
  • Date: Mon Jul 10 17:24:02 2006

On Jul 10, 2006, at 12:54 PM, Barry Shein wrote:
The NY State Supreme Court last week tossed gay marriage as being
compelled by the state's constitution.

One of the reasonings shot down was the assertion that there is any
problem with discrimination because the result forbids both straights
and gays from marrying same-sex, thus the result is non- discriminatory.

I'll admit there may be arguments to be made on both sides but...WHEW!

The counter-argument to that is that it DOES unfairly restrict, based on gender, the question of "who can marry a female" or "who can marry a male".

But that topic veers widely off-topic, and any future discussion of it should probably find a new home.



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