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Some whacky reasons suggested as to why the US Supreme Court should decide against marriage equality

Some whacky reasons suggested as to why the US Supreme Court should decide against marriage equality

At 10:00 am on 28 APR 2015 the US Supreme Court will hear arguments with regard to the future of marriage equality for the nation. Over the past few months there has been an avalanche of local, state and federal court decisions that have advanced same gender marriage in state after state. Currently gay, lesbian and bisexual folks can legally marry same gender partners in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Last month Puerto Rico announced that it would no longer defend its ban on same gender marriage. In preparation for the Supreme Court case dozens of groups and individuals have submitted friend of the court briefs representing both sides of the case. These are some of the stranger arguments against the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same gender marriage.

1. Same gender marriages will increase the abortion rate in the USA

2. The marriages of same gender parents are detrimental to their children

3. Ex-gays are more hated and discriminated against than the GLBT community

4. Gay men who have married women will feel insulted and pressured to marry other men

5. The children of parents who divorced because one parent was gay are angry

6. The GLBT cause is gaining in positive public opinion, so GLBT folks should lose in court

7. Homosexuals were persecuted and condemned for millennia, it’s wrong to now reward them with marriage equality

8. Legalizing same gender marriage will prohibit military chaplains from preaching that it’s wrong

9. Legalizing marriage equality will cause persecution of those opposed to marriage equality

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posted by David Allen


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