Thursday, March 25, 2004

Gay Marriage, Again

Heres a link to a Star Tribune story covering a rally against the proposed ban on gay marriage. Note that the rally in support of the ban (which attracted about the same number of people) did not get a similar story in the Star Trib. Double standards, again?

Personally, I haven't yet formed a strong opinion on the matter one way or the other, except for one aspect. I do not want this decided by judges. If same sex marriage is going to be law in Minnesota, it should be decided directly by the people via referendum or by the people's elected representatives.

Up to now, marriage has been assumed to be between men and women. If we're going to change this centuries old or millenia old convention (depending on which authority one believes), it should be done via a legislative, democratic process, not by a judge's decision.

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