Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Thought to Consider

Kathryn Jean Lopez got an e-mail with a thought to consider, especially in view of the Miss California vs. Perez Hilton controversy:

What seems to be most overlooked in the gay marriage debate, is that a person’s private sexual preferences and practices are not a bar to marriage. Gay people are not preventing from marrying. Straight people are not allowed to marry people of the same sex. The law is evenly applied. The argument isn’t over legal fairness, it’s over the definition of marriage.

If there is nothing special about the union a man and a woman, then what is the argument for the “specialness” of limiting marriage to just two people? Why not 3? Or 33?

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