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Monday, 9 June 2008

Time lapse

Gay-hating bigots will even defy logic to get their sick message out. There's a bit of a rumpus in New York at the moment, because the governor there has said that state agencies must honour same-sex marriages if they've been performed legally in states that legally recognise said same-sex marriages – as California will soon, and will continue to do if the legislation isn't overturned by a constitutional vote in November.

But get this. The River Reporter quotes Richard Barnes, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, thus: "The definition of marriage predates recorded history. [Emphasis mine.] No single politician or court or legislature should attempt to redefine the very building block of our society in a way that alters its entire meaning and purpose."

You can read the background to the case in the link above, but this is my point. How can a definition of anything predate recorded history? Go figure. What a prat!

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