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February 14, 2004

Giggles in the Echo Chamber

The Providence Journal has a Valentines Day column about gay marriage today. You'll never guess which side it takes. It's by Unitarian minister — and lawyer — Catherine Cullen. (Honest question: Have I gotten the wrong impression, or is Unitarianism essentially liberalism rephrased as a religion?) Writes Rev. Cullen Esq.:

The right to marry the person we love is a fundamental human right -- perhaps the most fundamental human right.

— Sorry, had to break in: "We" love one person? I wonder if Ms. Cullen is hoping to minimize the necessary rephrasing when the issue moves on to polygamy. —

Same-sex couples in love are members of our families and our communities. They are our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends. They deserve a full acceptance and respect for their loving, committed relationship. They represent a minority, not an abnormality. Homosexuality occurs among us about 10 percent of the time -- the same percentage that left-handedness occurs. Should we ban a left-handed couple from marriage?

This is worthy of publication in the mainstream press? This is serious thought in support of same-sex marriage?

Posted by Justin Katz at February 14, 2004 10:35 PM
Marriage & Family

The most fundamental human right is THE RIGHT TO LIVE. If you are not alive you can not marry. Is this a minister? wow! What does she smoke?

Posted by: Miguel at February 18, 2004 6:45 AM