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  •  The two-fold problem with this is... (0+ / 0-)

    1) "Marriage" is the term of art in a big mess of statutory law and precedent.

    2) The anti-gay-marriage amendments had nothing to do with same-sex marriage. They were passed in states where marriage had not been proposed, explicitly designed to prevent legal recognition of piecemeal rights and policies, and used to bully institutions and municipalities into dropping non-discrimination policies and insurance benefits.

    The claim that it's about defending marriage as an institution, or the sanctity of religious marriage is bullshit. It's always been about having a legal pretext to justify challenges against more modest benefits and civil rights progress.

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