collapse

* Recent Posts

Re: Bardic Shield by Aisling
[Today at 06:43:20 pm]


Re: Non-white perspectives on the classics by Sefiru
[Today at 06:31:21 pm]


Re: Too grounded? by Eastling
[Today at 01:44:53 pm]


Re: Well Met by PerditaPickle
[Today at 09:31:17 am]


Re: Well Met by Aisling
[Today at 08:06:59 am]

Author Topic: Minnesota legalizes same-sex marriage  (Read 1198 times)

Altair

  • Adept Member
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: New York, New York
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 3139
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 495
  • Fly high and make the world follow
    • View Profile
    • Songs of the Metamythos
  • Religion: tree-hugging pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Re: Minnesota legalizes same-sex marriage
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2013, 04:30:46 pm »
Quote from: sailor;108658
And, in my book, all was done without having to go to the courts.  Whether it's done by elected officials, or direct vote it will create much less of a legal push back in the long haul.



I'm familiar with your point, and to some extent I agree. But I also recognize that in our constitutional democracy it is the job of the courts to protect the rights of the minority...and the harm suffered by LGBTQ people denied marriage rights is real, right here, right now, and in many cases irreparable.

(For example, couples that have been together for decades, and one partner dies before marriage is legally available to them.)

So if the courts can provide remedy, I will not ask a single LGBTQ person to wait to be treated as a full and equal citizen of this country.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

yewberry

  • Grand Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1775
  • Country: 00
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Minnesota legalizes same-sex marriage
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2013, 05:45:04 pm »
Quote from: Altair;108718
So if the courts can provide remedy, I will not ask a single LGBTQ person to wait to be treated as a full and equal citizen of this country.

 
Yup, yup, yup.

Brina

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
25 Replies
4192 Views
Last post August 06, 2011, 09:43:02 am
by mandrina
11 Replies
2065 Views
Last post February 25, 2012, 02:52:37 pm
by Finn
53 Replies
4572 Views
Last post May 11, 2012, 11:01:27 am
by Altair
11 Replies
1614 Views
Last post November 16, 2012, 01:46:56 pm
by SunflowerP
48 Replies
3543 Views
Last post June 25, 2013, 12:31:52 pm
by mandrina

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 33
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* Shop & Support TC

The links below are affiliate links. When you click on one of these links you will go to the listed shopping site with The Cauldron's affiliate code. Any purchases you make during your visit will earn TC a tiny percentage of your purchase price at no extra cost to you.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff

Host:
Sunflower

Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:
Darkhawk

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Senior Staff:
Aisling, Jenett, Sefiru

Staff:
Allaya, Chatelaine, EclecticWheel, HarpingHawke, Kylara, PerditaPickle, rocquelaire

Discord Chat Staff
Chat Coordinator:
Morag

Cauldron Council:
Bob, Catja, Emma-Eldritch, Fausta, Jubes, Kelly, LyricFox, Phouka, Sperran, Star, Steve, Tana

Site Administrator:
Randall

SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal