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Maggie Gallagher: "Gay marriage is more like bans on interracial marriage."



Over at Penna Dexter's "Point of View" radio program, Mrs. Srivastav had this to say.

“I think gay marriage is more like bans on interracial marriage, in that it’s an effort to misuse this institution to impose a new political ideal on an existing natural institution. In one case, yknow, less charitable, and in one case more charitable.

But the, uh. Here’s the big difference, OK? Bans on interracial marriage were about keeping two races separate so that one race could oppress the other, and that was bad.

Marriage is about bringing together the two great halves of humanity, male and female, in part so that children can know and be known by and love and be loved by their own mother and father, and that’s good.

I mean, basically, racism is bad, but our ideals of marriage are good, and they are not based in how we feel about gay people fundamentally, in my view. I think, uh, yknow, it’s not discrimination to treat different things differently.”

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Tags: homophobia, lgbtq / gender & sexual minorities, marriage equality
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