Jan. 29th, 2013

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Saw this at Lawyers, Guns & Money -- the current desperate legal strategy for Team Homophobe in CA:

WASHINGTON — 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.

This unusual defense of traditional marriage was set out last week in a pair of opening legal briefs in the two gay marriage cases to be decided by the Supreme Court this spring.

Gay marriage is wrong because it doesn't let us control women's bodies enough!

Apparently what Team Homophobe actually means, according to this LGM commenter:

The idea seems to be that we can trust same sex couples to plan a family appropriately, so they don’t need this marriage thing.

Whereas hetero couples may sprog at any moment, causing the downfall of society, cats and dogs living together and children out of wedlock. So they need marriage to corral them into stability for the good of the nation.

Marriage: a necessary evil for the heteros. Gay people are too good for it, and it would only sully them, which we’re too kind hearted to wish on them.

Another commenter:

I’m curious about the claim this is a novel or new argument. The “accidental procreation” or “responsible procreation” argument dates back at least to 2005 in Morrison v. Sadler (in Indiana). Dan Savage described it as the straight people falling down drunk and getting up pregnant argument.

Obviously, these assholes are just grasping at straws and jumping from one ridiculous argument to another 'cause they've got nothing. I don't think the "BUT WE NEED TO CONTROL THOSE WHORES" thing is intentional but man, it really kinda jumps out at you.

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