View Single Post
  #371 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2011, 04:33 PM
talloulou's Avatar
talloulou talloulou is offline
Counselor
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Western Washington
Gender: Female
Posts: 781
Thanks: 134
Thanked 391 Times in 246 Posts
Default Re: The Dumbest Argument Against Gay Marriage...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
A man can marry a woman, but a woman can't.
A woman can marry a man, but a man can't.

No, they do not have the same rights.

When it comes to marriage, sexual orientation is completely irrelevant. The only thing relevant is gender.
While this is logical it only has impact if men and women have equal rights under the constitution. They do not. The Equal Rights Amendment was never ratified. While women have the right to vote there are still a large variety of incidences where it's completely constitutional to treat the sexes differently- with different rights.

It's highly likely that same sex marriage becomes a social norm before any ERA is added to the constitution. At least we don't have to register for the draft.
Reply With Quote