Quote by Greg Smith

Since when is “marriage” a civil right? Marriage is a social institution, in which citizens as a group deem a relationship of sufficient importance to grant it protection and status under the law.

Nothing stops you from living with your gay lover. Nothing stops you from having a committed relationship.

But, there’s no “right” requiring society to sanction a relationship and grant it privileges. If you aren’t being jailed or denied due process, or denied the right to private acts in your own home, or access to medical care, or somesuch, “civil rights” doesn’t enter into it.

You want society as a group to grant a privilege to your particular social organization. Well, society gets a say in that.
Author: Greg Smith, Source: http://www.fairblog.org/2008/02/24/thoughts-on-the-media-and-c...Saved by cboyack in rights marriage homosexuality 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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