Los Angeles Times. Google Scholar. Those of you from out of state, welcome to Somerville. Thanks for subscribing! I think a vote on adjournment is a vote on the merits.
If civil marriage means the voluntary union of two persons as spouses, to the exclusion of all others how can this lead to an acceptance of polygamy and incest? Why are people who are unable to reproduce allowed to marry?
They propose the union between two men or two women. If marriage was so "sacred" they'd also be pursuing the outlawing of heterosexual divorce. He's probably the one who'll decide one way or the other. Opening that bond to all will strengthen society. They just heard oral argument from gay couples, from the states that want to preserve their bans, and from the U.
The fundamental core of the institution is the opposite-sex relationship and you want to introduce into it a same-sex relationship. Bursch really screwed up at this point.
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It also allowed visitors from Ontario to marry, since same-sex marriage was legal there. House votes to let out-of-state gays marry". It means more to have our friends and family here.