Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.I just don't understand how the African American community can stand by and give these people a pass when making such egregious and erroneous comments. Might as well invoke a Hitler and a Stalin in there too.
As the legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted to the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, more than 200 people lined up hoping to get a spot in the hearing room.
Attorneys general in both states are trying to reinstate bans that were ruled unconstitutional in June. The outcome of the case also could directly affect hundreds of couples who were married after federal judges overturned the bans but before their rulings were put on hold pending appeal.
Then again, why does the government even have marriage laws to begin with? For taxes? Do we get to the point where the government removes children from natural families, say because the family is deemed unfit because it has too many children, and places unnatural families as custodians(if we maintain the current model where government is involved with family welfare)? Or perhaps we just move to this Libertarian style governance over family affairs where anything goes and children are more or less property of parents similar to the Roman "patria" potestas model.