Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | January 17, 2010

Ends, means, the Constitution, and marriage equality

Conservative attorney Ted Olson on the Proposition 8 case he’s arguing with liberal attorney David Boies, as quoted by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times in her New York Times column:

We’re going to explain why allowing same-sex couples to have that same right that the rest of us have is not going to hurt heterosexual marriages. It has no point at all except some people don’t want to recognize gays and lesbians as normal, as human beings.

Exactly.

Unfortunately, those people are willing to trash the Constitution’s notion of equal protection to try to avoid that recognition. It’s sad — and dangerous — that they think that misguided end justifies those horrific and unpatriotic means.

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