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Monday, 12 May 2008

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steve

Thumbs up Richard. One of your best posts outwith the "Chronicles". I wish I had more english speaking friends to forward it to.

Alexander

Another excellent post, Richard. BRAVO!

Alan down in Florida

I have long wondered why Loving v. Virginia has been ignored by gay "leaders" as the touchstone for the defense of same-sex marriage. As you say it certainly seems clear enough.

Billy

If I remember Constitutional history 105, it is Section 5 of the 14th that causes the hitch. Congress gets to choose how the law is applied. Loving got recognized because Congress had passed the Civil Rights Acts of 64 and 66, Congress showed the direction it was leaning. If a 14th argument was used now it would most likely not be heard by the Supremes, or worse if it were heard, be denied because of the Defense of Marriage Act and the 25 plus laws passed by the state houses that define marriage easily shows legislative intent. (Especially with the current court.)

BTW I think the government should confer civil unions on any two consenting adults, and let religion keep marriage. I don’t want the title, I want the access.

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