The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of same-sex marriage this week, politicians have also been questioning their own stances on the issue.

Just a few weeks ago, dozens of Republicans signed an amicus brief to the Court in the Proposition 8 case saying they supported a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Among those Republicans are names like Jon Huntsman and Meg Whitman. A few days later, Ohio Senator Rob Portman joined that chorus after his own son came out as gay.

So what's the basic for the conservative case for gay marriage? Jeff Cook-McCormac, senior advisor for American Unity PAC, a super PAC that supports pro-gay marriage Republican candidates, explains.

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Comments [3]

Scott from Earth

This is for all the people that are out there that are whipped up emotionally because Satan wants this…

What chance does this little girl have for a “normal” life?

Just because all the other sheep are jumping off the cliff doesn’t mean you have to also.

Gay “rights” is the liberal “I love everyone” social issue of the day and it’s completely against God’s will weather YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, and yes he does love everyone but he doesn’t love some of the things we do, and gay marriage is one of those things because it doesn’t create BODIES on earth for his spirit children to inherit.

“Gayness” or if everyone was gay our species would become extinct, does that ring a bell for anyone?????

Yea God does love everyone just not the things we do kind of like crucifying his son but even that was allowed because of his love for us.

This is my opinion and I love my kids no matter what they think no matter if they are gay or not gay but I am convinced God has an opinion on this and it’s actually written down somewhere.

Mar. 28 2013 01:33 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I look forward to meeting a same sex married Republican couple who are running for President and Vice President together. You might have a winner

Mar. 27 2013 12:35 PM
Eric from Orlando, Fl

The conservative view likes to focus on the 'traditional' purpose of marriage being religiously based to create children. Actually, the real 'tradition' to marriage was both political-power-money, when, by simple declaration of the fathers, two children were 'married' to secure borders, military, royal rule, or monetary positions. This predates Christianity and Judaism, and, is also a component of both religions as the politics, power and money of these growing religions tried to proper in still primitive and evolving Western cultures.

Mar. 27 2013 12:30 PM

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