Same-sex marriage isn't 'inevitable'

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  1. Revmitchell

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    ...Maybe we in the U.S. should learn something from what's taking place in France, which in April became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage. This was a key campaign promise made by Socialist French President Francois Hollande. It was done hastily with debate squelched, perhaps in violation of the French constitution.

    But, for the French, this is not going down easily. Four massive mobilizations have taken place in France since November: two before the law was passed and two since. These have involved millions of people marching the streets of France, necessitating thousands of riot police and even tear gas. Roads in Paris and other cities were blocked and transportation systems paralyzed.

    Robert Oscar Lopez is an associate professor -- with tenure -- of English and classics at California State University, Northridge. In a recent column at the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse, he argues that those who insist legal same-sex marriage is inevitable are making a couple of fallacious assumptions. One is "that the increase in support for same sex marriage will be consistent over time rather than fickle." The second is that same sex marriage is gaining support because people are becoming more enlightened about it, often from knowing someone who is gay.

    Again, we look to the French who "had little issue with" domestic partnerships, passed in the '90s. Lopez said that in the fall of 2012, French support of same sex marriage was at its peak at 60 percent.

    Now, after the French learned more about what comes with same-sex marriage and as they are exposed to public discussion on the subject, they're souring on it. Polls now show support hovering around 39 percent.

    The French are famously family oriented and child-focused. The change in public opinion is taking place as citizens are coming to grips with what legal gay marriage means for children. ...

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  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Wow! First time I've ever had FoxFilter ask me if I was sure I wanted to go to this website. That's what it did when I clicked on the link in the queue.

    Anyway, I completely agree with your post. I don't think they knew what they were getting and when they found out, they didn't want it anymore. Same thing will happen here. There is a hidden agenda in the gay marriage movement.
     
  3. Revmitchell

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    Yea I saw an interview of a gay woman in Australia who was getting a divorce. She said the ultimate goal was to have marriage completely done away with.
     

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