The CONSTITUTION & GAY AMERICANS

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    As the Constitution is not a religious mandate, why not discuss the Constitution and the rights of gay Americans? Why should gay Americans, under US laws, be denied the right to marry, inheritance rights, the right to make decisions for their partners, and all other privileges of US citizens?
     
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    Why should heterosexual couples be granted any special rights? Outside of military and immigration, why should the federal government have the right to know ANYBODY'S personal relationships? These "privileges" were created by politicians, they can be overturned by politicians. Creating even more special classes of citizens with special privileges is hardly equal justice.
     
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    States have defined MARRIAGE & INHERITANCE; thus states have overstepped their bounds?
     
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    I'm sorry, you referenced the Constitution, a federal document. If you believe all this is a state's rights issue, then why mention it?
     
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    Gays don't choose to be gay. It's just a biological mistake. Marriage for gays is unnatural and shouldn't be allowed. We don't allow people to marry more than one person or marry animals. We are a nation of laws.
     
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    Marriage is between a man and a woman. Period. Anything else called marriage is just plain queer. What's the beef with calling homosexual hook-ups a civil union?
     
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    The Constituition is clear that issues (for lack of a a better term) not covered by the document are the responsibility of the states. That is where this issue and many belong.
     
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    DOMA continues to be brought up by candidates; I asked if STATES had gone beyond their powers in enacting laws defining marriage. If it is a Constitutional right, then states have enacted laws that are void.
     
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    That was my question to eflatminor; note that Federal courts have struck down some state laws "defining" marriage; Loving v. Virginia is perhaps best known.
     
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    Republicans hate the gays. That much is clear. Once that's understood, everything else makes sense.
     

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