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Stuff about the current trial challenging California's "Proposition 8" on the grounds that it violates the 14th Amendment. No matter which side of the debate you fall on, its fascinating to read. The newsweek piece, "The Conservative case for same sex marriage", was written by one of the lead lawyers challenging prop8, Ted Olsen, who was also the man who lead the legal team that won the Bush v. Gore case... its really interesting to hear the argument made from the perspective of someone who isn't a "bleeding heart".

I think the most important thing that tends to get missed is that it isn't the religious sacrament of marriage that people want changed, it is the legal marriage contract - the one you get from the town clerk, whether you marry in a church or the courthouse - that is what people mean when they want same-sex marriage.

As you may have guessed, I support same-sex marriage. If I can get drunk and marry a complete stranger in Vegas and divorce them the next day (we call that a *good* night), why are we denying a pair of people that love each other and are willing to make a long-term commitment to each other the ability to enter into the legal contract giving them the same rights I can get with someone I mail-order from eastern europe?

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