Frank Turek Refutes Judge Walker’s 10 Gay Marriage “Facts”

Frank Turek of CrossExamined offers a refutation of 10 of Judge Vaughn Walker’s finding of “facts” used to overturn Proposition 8 in order to legalize gay marriage. Turek writes –

Second, Prop. 8 doesn’t violate the Fourteenth Amendment because every person in America already has equal marriage rights. We’re all playing by the same rules — we all have the same right to marry any non-related adult of the opposite sex. Those rules do not deny anyone “equal protection of the laws” because the qualifications to enter a marriage apply equally to everyone — every adult person has the same right to marry.

Below are the top 10 “facts” of Walker’s that Turek refutes.

  1. “Sexual orientation is fundamental to a person’s identity and is a distinguishing characteristic that defines gays and lesbians as a discrete group.”
  2. “California has no interest in asking gays and lesbians to change their sexual orientation or in reducing the number of gays and lesbians in California.”
  3. “Same-sex couples are identical to opposite-sex couples in the characteristics relevant to the ability to form successful marital unions.”
  4. “Permitting same-sex couples to marry will not affect the number of opposite-sex couples who marry, divorce, cohabit, have children outside of marriage or otherwise affect the stability of opposite-sex marriages.”
  5. “Proposition 8 does not affect the First Amendment rights of those opposed to marriage for same-sex couples.”
  6. “No credible evidence supports a finding that an individual may, through conscious decision, therapeutic intervention or any other method, change his or her sexual orientation.”
  7. “The gender of a child’s parent is not a factor in a child’s adjustment.”
  8. “Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
  9. “Proposition 8 results in frequent reminders for gays and lesbians in committed long-term relationships that their relationships are not as highly valued as opposite-sex relationships.”
  10. “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.”

The refutations are in the original article Top 10 gay marriage false ‘facts’. Read the whole thing…

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The above article was posted on August 13, 2010 by Mark Lamprecht.
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1 M Burke June 18, 2011 at 1:03 am

Sadly, the best arguments, the clearest presentation, the soundest logic doesn’t seem to win out in the US. Sound bytes and pop-start ramblings are what dictate ‘morals’.

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