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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Marriage for all

A Democrat Congressman in the USA, Jerry Nadler, wants to do away with the legislation that, at federal level, recognises marriage as only between male and female.

Pink News tells us that Nadler

has announced he will unveil a bill [today, Tuesday] to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [. . .]

DOMA bans the federal government from treating same-sex relationships as marriages regardless of whether they are performed or recognised by a state. It also gives states the right not to recognise gay marriages performed in another jurisdiction.

Whether you see the idea that gays should ape the heterosexual world in wanting marriage is another argument, and some gays don’t. However, if it’s there for straights, fairness dictates that it should be available to gays, too.

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