State-sanctioned “marriage” (as opposed to “marriage” sanctioned by a religious authority or by two persons who privately pledge to be “married”) is merely a set of PROPERTY rights intended to protect and nurture children. State-sanctioned “marriage” gives the couple mutual property rights that enhance the couple’s financial stability to encourage them to invest resources in bearing and nurturing children. Its rationale does not apply to same-sex couples who are naturally, and ethically, disqualified from parenthood. Same-sex couples, like some single heterosexual adults who rely on artificial insemination or surrogates to produce children without a spouse, ethically disqualify themselves from parenthood by selfishly withholding from children a fundamental human right – the right to be born to a mother and a father. Intentionally denying a child a mother and father is child abuse. The so-called “human rights” campaign seems little concerned about the human rights of children. If parents deny their child court-ordered payments of money, the parents are jailed. But if parents deny their child the fundamental right to a mother and father, we pat the parents on the back for advancing “human rights”. Adults, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual, who would intentionally deny artificially-created children a mother and a father, should be legally barred from artificial insemination and from surrogately-conceiving children. Hospitalization is certainly foreseeable for people who engage in high-risk behavior that regularly transmits serious and sometimes deadly infections. If two people want to be able to visit in the hospital, they can give one another medical power of attorney. That is far simpler and uses much less paper than getting married or divorced.
San Angelo, Texas
December 14, 2011
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“Intentionally denying a child a mother and father is child abuse.” So I guess all those kids in the system are SOL if there aren’t enough hetero couples to adopt them, right? You’re disgusting.
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Your fundamental human right argument simply does not hold water. Are you even aware of how many single parent families there are in the world? Also, there have been studies that show when a child has two parents, REGARDLESS of gender, they fair better than children of single parents. On another note: Marriage is not simply about property rights or hospital next-of-kin and visitation rights. There are 1137 rights granted to married couples that are automatically denied to any same sex couple. It was 1138 until recently when same sex couples were given hospital visitation rights. “You are a bigot. Plain and simple. And you’re losing.” - - I couldn’t agree more.
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Mark, The premise of your argument is bunk. State-sanctioned marriage isn’t just to rear and protect children, it’s a product of recognizing that two people who love one another can join in union and pool resources for their - or their children’s - benefit. If your argument were valid, there would be a fertility requirement to marriage; there is not, nor will there ever be. You go on to say that same-sex couples cannot naturally have children. Somehow you missed 5th grade biology and sex ed. There are many ways that people can conceive. Same-sex couples can get artificial insemination, they can choose to have heterosexual sex for the purpose of procreation, or they can choose to adopt. All of these are methods that legally recognized couples use to have and rear kids. It has never been - and never will be - your business or our government’s business how people choose to reproduce. You claim that it is a human right to have parents of two sexes. As the adult child of same-sex parents, I reject you speaking on my behalf. I claim no such right. However, as a clear conservative, might I also point out there are hundreds of thousands of children in foster care, children who have single parents, and children who have been denied parents due to war and violence perpetrated and paid for by our country. Your rationale taken to the next level would lead you to conclude that a single parent is violating the human rights of their child; that’s simply absurd. Children deserve love, protection and education. Who they get it from does not matter. You are a bigot. Plain and simple. And you’re losing.