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Thread #147102   Message #3470089
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
22-Jan-13 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Someone commented on TV yesterday that Obama's inaugural mention of "our gay brothers and sisters" and their human right to feel love for anybody they want, and have family arrangements with equal protection under the law, was of "world-historical importance."

It's hard to disagree: the democratically elected leader of the most powerful nation on earth, the first nation-state to claim that "all men are created equal," said it straight out, at his inauguration, on Martin Luther King's birthday, with the whole world watching.

To the extent that History ever speaks, History has spoken, much as it spoke long ago about racial and gender equality under the law. I have no problem with it.

If busybodies (good term) want to turn it into some kind of bitter theoretical dispute about the nature of man and God, and whether Obama is really a citizen, the Constitution protects them too. However, it doesn't require the rest of us to play along.