Monday, October 19, 2009

Anti-same-sex-marriage attorney admits in court he doesn't know how gay marriage is harmful

This would be funny if it weren't really happening.

From Classically Liberal:

The conflict over Proposition 8, the anti-marriage equality proposal in California continues in federal court. A legal battle is brewing over the discriminatory nature of Prop 8. The proponents of Prop 8 have their lawyer in court defending the measure.

That lawyer, Charles Cooper, claimed that marriage equality would harm children. This is the sort of claim that the anti-equality advocates have been pushing all along. But a court room is not the place for meaningless, political sound bites. And the judge in this case, Vaughn Walker, wasn't falling for a sound bite.

Because Cooper had claimed that marriage laws further procreation, and allowing gays to marry would somehow harm procreation, Walker asked: "What is the harm to the procreation purpose you outlined of allowing same-sex couples to get married?" That's a fairly, straight forward question and one that Cooper clearly should have anticipated since he claims are central to his argument.

But Cooper seemed shocked by the question. He stumbled for words saying: "My answer is, I don't know. I don't know." Well, if the lawyer defending Prop 8 doesn't know how gay marriage harms the "procreative" purpose of marriage, who does?

There you have it, folks: Same-sex marriage is bad, but we don't know exactly why, and we couldn't prove it if we did.


Libertarian in Colorado said...

It's bad because some guy is sticking his whack-a-doodle in some dude's no-no-spot!

How evil!

Why won't you think of children? You're a heathen, Steve.

Anonymous said...

So...Libertarian in you call straight people 'evil' when a guy sticks his whack-a'doodle in some woman's no-no-spot? Don't try to tell me it doesn't happen either.

WHO CARES what other people do in the privacy of their home/bedroom...providing they are legal and consentual. I just don't care. Let people be happy.

I have no idea what...where someone sticks their whack-a-doodle in someones no-no-spot has to do with the love and care of children.

Libertarian in Colorado said...


That was sarcasm.