Further Must Watch Video: No on 1 dept.
Getting my orders as usual from GOS, specifically Bill in Portland Maine, I follow BiPM’s link to this video:
I don’t think I need for this blog’s readership to talk about the biology of sex and sexuality. I don’t think I need talk about the dangers of simple minded appeals to what I think of as cottage evolutionary arguments (see this post by PZ Myers for a dissection of just such arguments.) I don’t think that the folks who cluster around this little campfire need a lecture about the dangers of universalizing particular individual claims of religious belief or obligation.
But I do think it is important — surpassingly so — to articulate in as simple and as direct terms as possible why same-sex marriage matters to the entire American polity. That is because if the idea of inalienable rights has any meaning, rights must be rights. Which is what Paul Roeddicker is saying above.
No on 1.