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Tennessee, USA: Enjoy “Traditional Marriage” Day

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Memphis City Council Votes for LGBT Protections 9-4The Huffington Post reports:

The state of Tennessee is set to observe “ido4life Traditional Marriage Day” on Aug. 31, after state lawmakers passed a resolution this week to dedicate the date. Pastor Lyndon Allen, a key proponent of the measure, told WSMV that the effort was about encouraging couples to get married, pointing to the economic benefits of tying the knot. But the resolution also cites the Bible to declare that marriage is only to be “expressed only between a man and a wife,” a passage that has needled gay marriage advocates in Tennessee who note that every day in the state is traditional marriage day, as it passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 banning same-sex marriage.

In much of the us, every day is “Traditional Marriage” day. But that’s changing, and quickly.

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Traditional Marriage: One Race, Sexist, and Arranged by Mom and Dad

Monday, April 16th, 2012

When I hear people like arch-right-wing anti-gay activist Kirk Cameron talk about their love for traditional marriage, I wonder if Cameron full understands what he’s embracing.

After all, traditionally marriage was a union between people of the same race, planned by their parents, and in which the women owned none of the property.

It was only in 1967 that the Supreme Court outlawed miscegenation laws that banned marriages between the races. So if Kirk Cameron believes in inter-racial marriage, then he believes in a form of marriage that’s only been legal nationwide in this country for 45 years. That’s not very traditional.

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Marriage Equality: It’s Not a Revolution, It’s Just Next

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Opponents of same-sex marriage worry that allowing two men or two women to wed would radically transform a time-honored institution. But they’re way too late on that front. Marriage has already been radically transformed – in a way that makes gay marriage not only inevitable, as Vice President Biden described it in an interview late last year, but also quite logical.

We are near the end of a two-stage revolution in the social understanding and legal definition of marriage. This revolution has overturned the most traditional functions of the institution: to reinforce differences in wealth and power and to establish distinct and unequal roles for men and women under the law.

For millennia, marriage was about property and power rather than love. Parents arranged their children’s unions to expand the family labor force, gain well-connected in-laws and seal business deals. Sometimes, to consolidate inheritances, parents prevented their younger children from marrying at all. For many people, marriage was an unavoidable duty. For others, it was a privilege, not a right. Often, servants, slaves and paupers were forbidden to wed.

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Love Traditional Marriage? You’re Next! Video

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Tipped to this by The Gay Marriage Blog – it’s really funny – once you start on the march down the road of “traditional marriage”, where does it end? Talk about a real slippery slope.

Fight Over “Traditional” Marriage Goes Back Centuries

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

In the late 1700s, something disturbing happened to marriage in Western societies: It began to change. Young people had revolutionary new ideas about the institution and what it meant to them. “People were terrified,” said Stephanie Coontz, a historian at The Evergreen State College in Washington and author of “Marriage, A History” (Viking Adult, 2005). “Social conservatives of the day said, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re going to have the wrong people getting married.'”

The radical idea that had everyone so worried? The notion that people should marry for love, rather than for individual power, group survival, or any of a host of other historic reasons to bond.

Marriage survived, and so did society. But the fight over marriage continues, most recently with the judicial decision in California that ruled Proposition 8, a state ban on gay marriage, unconstitutional. On Thursday, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker lifted the stay on his earlier ruling, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in California to go forward beginning Aug. 18, pending a reversal by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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A Brief History of “Traditional” Marriage

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

In California the courts are debating allowing same sex marriage, under the rules of the court the opponents of it need to show who will be harmed if gays are allowed to be married. So far they have been unable to do so. Being the nice person I am I will help them out.

Traditional Marriage, the type that is written about in the Old Testament is between one man and several women. The principals of this type of marriage are shown here.

Basically this type of marriage turned the wife into a type of property. Through the Dark Ages this worked as the amount of work maintaining a house needed well-defined roles.

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