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March 4, 2004

Building the Marriage Trap

Stanley Kurtz notes that, even where the direct actions of gay marriage advocates are rebuffed, the crowbar is pushed in a bit more:

Essentially, Spitzer held that out-of-state same-sex marriages should (and will) be recognized in New York — not because the full-faith-and-credit clause requires it, but on grounds of equal protection and due process. Given the federal constitution's provisions of equal protection and due process, given similar provisions in every state constitution, and given the precedent of Lawrence, such an analysis is entirely unsurprising. Above all, Spitzer's opinion shows how weak the "public-policy exception" will be as a barrier to cross state recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Kurtz mentions that case in which one member of a gay NY couple who had procured a Vermont civil union was a victim of a hit-and-run spree and later died in the hospital's care. As has become typical of all rulings involving homosexuals, lately, the judge didn't just find some very narrow loophole through which to slip the specific case. He threw open the door through which Spitzer is now striding.

I wrote about that case at the end of January. It might (might) be going too far to see an orchestrated campaign behind the various events across the country over the past few months, but it can't be denied how quickly the cause is moving. Marriage in Massachusetts; Vermont civil unions in New York; mayoral rebellion. If gay marriage arrives as a direct, unobstructed result of this push, it will not only arrive in the worst conceivable way for our culture, and the gay subculture, but it will also have torn a gaping hole in the law on its way.

Whether you're for or against gay marriage as a cultural decision, in considering your position, you simply don't have the liberty of forgetting that They are going to push it through. The clarity of precedent required to ensure measured implementation simply does not exist. The brazenness of this movement is simply stunning, increasingly so, and the only way to tame it is a Constitutional amendment.

Posted by Justin Katz at March 4, 2004 1:48 PM
Marriage & Family
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Justin (or anyone else)
Here's an Idea.
Me & another straight traditional marriage advocate, fly to San Fran and get married.
We then use our new certificate as an entree to the talk show circuit and make are case heard.
It would be perfect because so many people think of it as gay marriage & not same sex marriage (& are not aware of all the potential trouble that can cause and how it can undermind the institution)

Any way - Hell I would do it (just for the exsposure)

Thanks
Fitz

Posted by: Fitz at March 4, 2004 2:20 PM