July 13, 2004

Two Different Gay Marriage Amendments

Salon.com News | Senate Republicans prepare two versions of marriage amendment

OK, to sum up: there's two amendments being proposed now. One's the "simple" one, which denies any union except between a man and a woman. The "complex" one leaves room for civil unions.

I heard today Rick Santorum proclaim that he was against gay marriage because "it will erode the sancity of marriage".


Frankly, marriage as an institution has eroded already prior to this. 50% of all current marriages end in divorce. Marriage is not a permanent institutuion. In fact, if anything, allowing gays to marry will bring back some of the sanctity of marriage; people who have had to fight to gain the right will treat it with more respect.

Posted by Ted Stevko at July 13, 2004 08:03 AM | TrackBack