Some interesting news from the Los Angeles Times:
Marriage should be limited to unions of a man and a woman because they alone can “produce unplanned and unintended offspring,” opponents of gay marriage have told the Supreme Court. By contrast, when same-sex couples decide to have children, “substantial advance planning is required,” said Paul D. Clement, a lawyer for House Republicans.
This is a new spin on “only straight couples can have kids, and seems intended to sidestep the inevitable comeback – what about infertile couples? What about the elderly?
It’s noteworthy, too, that this strategy emphasizes carelessness, when we’re always being told about the sacred responsibilities of marriage and family.
In other DOMA/Prop 8 News, NOM has announced a rally for the day of the Prop 8 hearing. From Joe.my.God:
Dear Joe, Thank you for your interest in the March for Marriage on March 26, 2013! When the Supreme Court convenes to hear oral arguments in what could be the Roe v. Wade of marriage, we’ll be there — and we hope you’ll be there with us! We are working hard to finalize all of the plans for this exciting event, and will let you know very soon all the details of the schedule. Again, we’re honored by your support and hope that you can show up in person to stand with us on March 26th for what we pray will be an unprecedented outpouring of support for society’s most fundamental and sacred institution: marriage between a man and a woman. Together, we’ll stand before the Supreme Court and make sure our voices are heard that we will not allow the dismantling of marriage by Judicial fiat to happen on our watch! Thank you for your willingness to stand with us. Gratefully, Brian S Brown.
Anyone hear about a competing pro-marriage equality rally being planned?