Posted by MikeT23 on 5/17/2012 1:34:00 PM (view original):
My point is that marriage is not a right. The govenment lays out certain guidelines and, if you fail to meet those guidelines, you cannot marry regardless of your special circumstance.
I think I said this about 25-30 pages ago.
Well you argued that there are no rights period.
Assuming that we have rights, established by either the constitution or by case law stemming from constitutional interpretation, marriage is a right (est in loving v virginia)
In order to take that right away, (as CA did with Prop 8) the state needs a compelling reason to do so. Without one, the law is overturned.
You've said many times that you don't have a reason to ban same sex marriage, so I'll assume that you agree with the court's ruling.