Federal Court's Ruling on Lambda Legal's Nevada Marriage Case is "Fabulous Fail"
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Las Vegas Review-Journal political columnist Steve Sebelius writes:
That U.S. District Judge Robert Jones' ruling on a lawsuit against Nevada's constitutional ban on gay marriage will be overturned is almost a certainty.
First, "although there is a fundamental right to 'marry,' that right consists substantially of the ability to establish a family, raise children, and, in certain contexts, maintain privacy," Jones writes. (So, no marriage for the elderly, or those incapable or unwilling to procreate, then?) Traditional marriage promotes the propagation of children, whereas adoption or in-vitro fertilization accounts for small percentage of births. (So, if minority gays are allowed to marry, straight couples will stop procreating?)
By legalizing same-sex marriage, "it is conceivable that a meaningful percentage of heterosexual persons would cease to value the civil institution as highly as they previously had and hence, enter into it less frequently." (Really? Straight couples will eschew weddings if the gays get to have theirs?) Traditional marriage has existed for millennia. (In fact, so did polygamy, slavery and an abiding belief in the inferiority of women to men, all of which are repugnant to modern law.)
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