Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Marriage Amendment

Foxnews: Bush Backs Amendment Banning Gay Marriage.
President Bush said Tuesday that the Constitution must be amended to bar gay marriage because he said the nation must defend "the most fundamental institution of civilization."

1) I don't think marriage is the "most fundamental institution of civilization." I'm not sure what I'd say was, but this is not my primary objection to this movement for an amendment.

2) I see no need to give the federal goverment, or any more local government, any further power to ban consenting actions between adults. I don't think the government should be in the business of dealing with marriage anyway. This is is private matter and the government's role should just be enforcing aspects of the union between individuals. E.g. a contract enforcer.

I just don't get why this is such a big deal. Two people love each other and want to committ to each other -- why should the particular form of their sex and gender matter?

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