Re: RE: Shapes of a Wedge

From: gordon brown <>
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 18:42:14 EDT

On Fri, 21 May 2004, John W Burgeson wrote:

> OTOH, if the possibilities of other unions are set aside, exactly what
> arguments (except religious ones) can be stated for OPPOSING gay
> marriage?


Gays talk about rights deriving from marriage that they think they
deserve, but if they want rights that are not available to celibate
roommates, aren't they asking for an implied endorsement (or maybe even
encouragement) of their sexual practices? Maybe the fundamental question
that should be asked is what interest the government should have in
officially recognizing any marriage and then whether or not that would
apply to gays.

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395
Received on Fri May 21 18:42:42 2004

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