||[Feb. 16th, 2004|03:36 am]
The Question Club
Okay, something I'm hearing a lot about lately 'cause I'm in Ohio which just passed a Defense of Marriage Act (or something). . . . like the whole "no gay marriage" thing.|
And really, does anyone know what justification they're (this is the states in the USA) using to make this law? I mean, don't you have to have some justifiable basis? And maybe I'm just missing something (why I'm asking, I guess), but the only reason I can think of that *might* be justifiable (depending on the person) is the whole religious/immoral thing, but I don't see how the government could use that seeings as the whole point of what are country was based on (and this hasn't changed) is supposed to not be based on any religion/spirituality. And the whole separation of church and state thing. So wouldn't that mean, the whole conceived immorality of it should have no impact on their decisions, one way or the other, to legalize or not legalize gay marriages and/or civil unions?
I'm mostly looking for stuff that is solid here. Like, what their justification is, or if they're just going against the whole no church and state thing. Or that maybe I'm wrong and you really don't need any justification?