Monday, August 16, 2010

Prop 8 Talking Points on Same-Sex Marriage for Your Next Dinner Party – Andrew Cohen – Politics Daily


Argument: "One Judge Conquers All"

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution -- what we know as the "Bill of Rights"-- were drafted and enacted precisely because their brilliant tribunes believed and understood that minorities would, from time to time, need and deserve formal and explicit legal protection from the tyrannies of the majority. They represent foundational truths about our brand of democracy -- that the power of our vote may in certain circumstances be limited, that the majority's rule and role is not absolute, and that mob rule -- whether via vigilante or ballot initiative or legislative fiat -- should not and cannot overcome the principle that we all have individual rights and freedoms and privileges and protections.

In other words, just because 52 percent of a people in a place say they want something done doesn't mean what they want done is lawful.

To life-tenured judges, our Framers then gave the job of sometimes saying "no" to the whims and caprices of the majority. It's in Article III of the Constitution. They did this because they wanted someone within the three branches of government to be professionally and political immune from the sort of slander and libel being tossed these days at Judge Walker.

Gay Marriage -> Restores “Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood

Is public opinion on gay marriage ahead of the Supreme Court's? 
by Michael Klarman – Los Angeles Times

Same-Sex Marriage Debate Has Roots Going Back Centuries 
By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer

Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Kennedy key to gay marriage
By Michael Kirkland, United Press International  -

Who has standing to appeal Prop. 8 ruling?
by Erwin Chemerinsky - Los Angeles Times

Prop. 8 plaintiffs ask that marriages proceed –
by Joe Garofoli - The San Francisco Chronicle

Looking for Time Bombs and Tea Leaves on Gay Marriage
By Adam Liptak – July 19, 2010
The New York Times
American Bar Association (ABA)
Backs Marriage Equality for Gays and Lesbians
ABA Journal

Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

Campaigns Against “Gay Marriage” Have Been A Vehicle
To Convey Certain People Into Political Office

Same-sex marriage - The Big Picture 
August 4, 2010 -

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
 A flashback far more severe than in
Brokeback Mountain

The Quality Of Lasting Homosexual Relationships
Deserve Respect
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Vienna

Same-Sex Marriages Should Be Allowed, Schwarzenegger Says 
By Edvard Pettersson – August 7, 2010

Gay Marriage -> Restores “Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood

Gay marriage - Sexual orientation 
is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being 
Attachment Theory - LOVE & RELIGION 

Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic
Misinterpretations of The Bible
Homosexuality? Natural Law? Benedict XVI? 
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

by David Taffet – Dallas Voice

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