Note the GROUNDS of Mayor Jerry Sanders' decision to abruptly reverse his public opposition to same-sex marriage after revealing his adult daughter is gay, stating: "In the end, I could not look any of them in the face and tell them that their relationships -- their very lives -- were any less meaningful than the marriage that I share with my wife Rana."
Is there not a SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE between "MEANINGFUL" and "MORAL"?
I can have a MEANINGFUL relationship with my mother or grandmother but that doesn't mean it would be MORAL for me to sleep with them or to "marry" them.
I can have a MEANINGFUL relationship with my daughter, or my son, but that doesn't mean it would be MORAL for me to sleep with them or to "marry" them.
I can have a MEANINGFUL relationship with my dog, but again that doesn't suggest it would be MORAL to relate to him as a "marriage" partner.
Is there not also a difference between their "lives" being meaningful and their "relationship" being immoral?
It's interesting how the populace today blindly buys into the argument that because there are feelings between the participants that it makes it right. This is no new argument. There have always been "feelings" between those in immoral relationships. The only thing that has changed today is that governers and law makers now more than ever in the history of our country not only fail to consider the foundations of law, but feel the freedom not only to express but act upon their faulty determinations.