Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This Obama Detractor Supports His Decision on Gay Marriage

Readers of this blog know that I have grave concerns about the core postulate undergirding most of President Obama's domestic policies: redistributive "justice."

But I want to applaud his decision today to support gay marriage. I have never understood why a couple consisting of an XX and an XY chromosome should be allowed to marry while a couple with an XX and an XX or an XY and an XY cannot.

Most of the opponents seem to draw most of their support from the Bible. In fact, the Bible includes passages both for and against.  HERE is a collection of Bible quotes viewed as pro-gay.

More important, public law should be based more on fairness than on what an ancient faith-centric text argues. After all, that text asserts that there is an omnipotent, omniscient God--which is--I'll be charitable--far from a certainty.

This straight, moderately libertarian-leaning guy believes we're wise to err on the side of equal opportunity.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it is obvious, that the gay marriage is all about tax deductions - a right for a gay couple to file a joint tax return.
If the state and its government are interested in their population growth - they will reward heterosexual couples, able to produce and raise children.

If the state prefers to import babies from ... let's say Mexico and really does not care about growing its own quality labor force - then no need to reward families. Again, reduction of the population is the simplest short term solution for the unemployment problem.


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