LETTER: Same-sex marriage is not a civil right
To the Editor:
Those who now argue that same-sex couples should be included, as a matter of civil right, within the legal definition of marriage, that are appealing to the constitutional principles of equal protection and equal treatment, are entirely inappropriate. To argue that the Constitution guarantees equal treatment to all citizens, both men and women, does not say anything about what constitutes marriage, or a family or a business enterprise, or a university or a friendship.
If someone wants to argue that two people who have not in the past been recognized as marriage partners should now be recognized as such, one must demonstrate that marriage law (not civil rights law) has overlooked or misidentified something that it should not have overlooked or misidentified. For thousands of years, marriage law has concerned itself with a sexual bond between a man and a woman, the kind of act that can (but not always) lead to the woman’s pregnancy. A sodomite relationship does not and cannot lead to a pregnancy. Thus it is not a marriage. But here you see, is the sleight of hand. It is an appeal for activist judge and law (breakers) makers to ignore those distinctions in order not to deny sodomites the right to call things what they want to call them (cpjustice.org).
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination” (definition: “extreme disgust and hatred”) — God’s expression of sodomy. Turn or burn.