Sunday, October 12, 2008
Chew on this
Those of you who know me know I'm thrilled that Connecticut's top court has thrown out its ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.
Some of you may not agree with this - and although personally, I think if you're against gay marriage, don't have one, consider the argument that Justice Peter Zarella made against allowing same-sex marriage:
He argued that argued the real purpose of marriage laws is to regulate "procreative conduct."
How many of you want the government to regulate your decisions about whether or not to have children? I'd say all of the conservatives, liberals, and in-betweens that I know are formidably against Big Brother telling them that they should or shouldn't have kids.
"If the state no longer has an interest in the regulation of procreation, then that is a decision for the legislature or the people of the state and not this court."
THE REGULATION OF PROCREATION!!!!
This argument has also been used by the Washington State Supreme Court.
Think about it.
Using that argument, my marriage isn't valid, because the only pitter-patter of small feet we have in my house is that of our kitties.
What about people who don't want children? Or can't have them?
One thing I know for sure - I want the government to stay out of our pants.