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This just in from Cheryl Morgan:

In the Mormon Times, Orson Scott Card publishes a strident call for revolution against governments that allow LGBT people to get married:

How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.

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howeird
Jul. 30th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
Everyone is entitled to a soap box. I'm looking forward to your letter to the editor of the Mormon Times rebutting OSC's stridations.

One of these eons, everyone will see the light and understand that government has no role in marriage. Disch lost his eviction case because for 20+ years he did not add his name to his partner's lease. That's a committment he could have made legally.




bovil
Jul. 30th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
I used to think that the government should just take "marriage" off the books.

Marriage as a legal construct (not a sacrament, I couldn't give a rat's ass about sacrament for the most part), though, is important. It's given standing in society and law that basic contract law is not afforded.

I've watched too many people who have done their due diligence, created ironclad wills and trusts, and still lost their whole lives because some outsider estranged "family" member came in with better sleazier lawyers and got the contracts and agreements invalidated.
howeird
Jul. 30th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Nah, I don't buy it. The party with the best lawyer (usually the party with the most money and/or greed) wins, regardless of the piece of paper. Take palimony, for example. And also coming from the opposite direction, I don't want a prson's will to be overturned because someone with a piece of paper saying they are married contests it.

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