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California trial hears gay marriage would increase health and revenue

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  1. Vincent Poffley 15 Jan 2010, 1:34pm

    This is all very interesting, but allowing all members of the population equal access to marriage has nothing to do with whether it will make money, or whether not doing so is psychologically damaging. This is an equality issue, a human rights issue. The only thing that should matter in making this decision is the justice of it, and it offends me deeply that anyone could even think there is a case for not giving full equality to everyone.

  2. I always find it interesting when the anti-gay lobby are reduced to making fiscal arguments for perpetuating inequality. I mean, we all know they are sleaze-bags with no moral justification for their views, but this throws it into sharp relief.

  3. I agree and proof (if needed) that America is a mad house. It’s what happenes when one country has soo much. That’s is why Dogma assimilation syndrome is wide spread

  4. douglas in canada 15 Jan 2010, 3:17pm

    This is a human rights issue, a justice issue. It is not an economic issue.
    Perhaps if we looked at slavery again, we would say that keeping slaves would offer cheaper employment, therefore higher profit margins. Whatever is said, that should never be a reason for protecting a person’s basic human rights.
    It just seems to prove that if you can make a buck, you can justify anything. That is wrong. Unless the USA wants to modify it’s slogan – “Liberty for all, as long as you are profitable!”

  5. The argument presented was that barring gays from marrying is costing California money, i.e., it is not based upon opponents interests but upon their hatred. The US judicial system is no about equality it is about law. Because gays are not a “suspect class” in the eyes of US law, opponents of Prop 8 must prove that the ONLY motivation for the law is hatred and discrimination.

  6. I sincerely hope the common sense and the sense of justice are going to prevail in this trial and the Supreme Court will make the decision that should have been taken some time ago. The law that discriminates and does not reflect the reality of life is no good law. By the way, there is a very interesting comparative study of America and Europe on the subject in the most recent issue of Time.

  7. Johnnybgood 17 Jan 2010, 5:51pm

    As usual the singular thing you can always depend upon is that the rabid followers of Jesus the mythical is that they will tell any barefaced lie to promote their profound hate of other human beings they regard as different to themselves.

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