Hillarious Summary of the Argument from Shotgun Weddings Against Same-Sex Marriage

Over at Preliator pro Causa, Joe McKen presents a hillarious summary of what has to be one of the absolute worst arguments ever made against same-sex marriage.

Marriage should be limited to unions of a man and a woman because they alone can “produce unplanned and unintended offspring,” opponents of gay marriage have told the Supreme Court.

By contrast, when same-sex couples decide to have children, “substantial advance planning is required,” said Paul D. Clement, a lawyer for House Republicans.

Lawyers defending California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act want the high court to decide it is reasonable for the law to recognize only marriages between opposite-sex couples.

McKen sums it up nicely:

So in their world, the fact that gay couples put thought and effort into family planning is why they shouldn’t be allowed to marry, whereas accidents are a good excuse for being forced into matrimony.
One would think this was satire invented to make opponents of same-sex marriage look stupid, but it appears they really did make this argument. Amazing.

About Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.

  • Trickster Goddess

    It’s late and I’m tired, but I’ve read that quote several times over and all I’ve got is a monotone voice in my head repeating: **does not compute**does not compute**

  • roberthughmclean

    Yok yok yok. Those silly godbots! They don’t need non-believers to laugh at their nonsense, they draw attention to it and themselves with amazing and humorous regularity.


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