Thursday, May 22, 2008

John McCain on Ellen DeGeneres, Discussing Gay Marriage

I give the guy credit for going on her show and respectfully holding to his position:

1 Comments:

Blogger James Diggs said...

I like Ellen a lot, I would love to meet her. I also think Ellen did make a compelling argument.

Here is the problem though as I see it. What Ellen is asking for is for the state to go beyond just declaring legal partnerships and declare gay unions as having the sacred status of “marriage”.

Now this is not to say that there can’t be compelling arguments for why gay unions could not be considered sacred and given the term marriage; I am just not sure that government is really able to mandate any union beyond just it’s legality and declare something “sacred” one way or the other. So perhaps government has over stepped its boundaries by ever declaring any legal union, even heterosexual, a marriage.

Perhaps the answer is for government to get out of the marriage game all together and declare both homosexual and heterosexual unions “civil unions” and let marriage be determined in the context of peoples various religious and cultural communities.

This way everyone would have the same legal rights and at the same time allow diverse communities to determine on their own what would constitute sacred and marriage beyond just a legal agreement and partnership; and no one could deny them that.

Just a thought, I would love to hear your opinion.

Peace,

James

Saturday, May 31, 2008 8:11:00 AM  

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